More losing healthcare than gaining
POSTED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 8:55pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 5:11pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The Washington Times reports House Speaker John A. Boehner predicted, Wednesday, that by the end of the month, more Americans will have lost their insurance by being kicked off existing health plans than the number who were able to sign up in the flawed online healthcare.gov website.
And the early numbers may back him up.
Kaiser Health News reported this week, hundreds of thousands of Americans have received notices from their insurers canceling their policies:
- 300,000 from Florida Blue
- 160,000 from Kaiser Permanente in California.
One industry analyst told Kaiser Health News the moves may be a way of insurers ridding their own rolls of costly consumers they don't want, and pushing those people onto the federal health exchanges.
One leading democrat, Steny Hoyer, wants more tax money to fix the website.
More, after half a billion.
Now we're calling in the best and the brightest? Where were they in the first place? They were probably fighting against this mess.
These folks who love "Obamacare," like Kathleen Sebelious and the president will not be signing up for it.
And Jay Leno had the best line:
"It's easier to sign up to be in Al Qaeda than "Obamacare."
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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