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OBAMACARE: Public needs accurate information

Letter by Gil Wilde, Gig Harbor on Jan. 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm | No Comments »
January 31, 2014 2:07 pm

I remember the firm stance taken by our insurance commissioner, Mike Kreidler, against any changes to the Affordable Care Act as originally enacted, even though President Obama gave his blessing to all insurance commissioners to do so.

Kreidler insisted that insurance companies in our state would not be allowed to reinstate canceled policies. Now Kreidler has released new information pertaining to those pesky catastrophic plans that failed to meet the ACA’s original minimum standards: “Until March 31, individuals are permitted to disenroll from coverage you have previously chosen and enroll in a different plan, including a catastrophic plan …”

Why has Kreidler had a change of heart? Why has the media failed to report balanced information concerning the real impact of this failed attempt to improve our health care system?

How many residents in our state have had their policies cancelled? What about all the young people in our state who refuse to apply? Do we really think this scheme has a chance to succeed without their support?

The rules for Obamacare continue to change based upon presidential whim. How long will the media continue to ignore this fact? How much longer will the media fail to report the impending doom of our current employer group insurance system?

What is to be gained by this non-reporting? Could this strategy have anything to do with the 2014 elections?

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