Thursday, December 19, 2013

Another "tweak" to Obamacare at the discretion of HHS "director" Sebelius...

I don't call this a "tweak."  

Guess what, all you people with cancelled policies?  Kathleen Sebelius has now said you can buy a catastrophic policy.

I heard this on the radio on the way home from work.  The reporter stated that insurance companies have already said this would create even more chaos to an already chaotic situation.

From WSJ:

The Obama administration said Thursday it would allow some of the millions of Americans whose insurance policies had been canceled to purchase bare-bones plans next year, in another 11th-hour tweak to the law likely to cause consternation among health insurers.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a group of six senators in a letter that people whose policies had been canceled because of new requirements under the Affordable Care Act would be allowed to purchase "catastrophic" plans. Those plans previously had been restricted under the new law to people under the age of 30 or those who qualified for a set of specific hardship exemptions.
If these policies are cheaper because they don't include "free" birth control, abortion, maternity care, and the myriad of things many people don't want, what exactly is going to happen to the people who have already signed up for some bronze plan they can barely afford?  Are they going to cancel and buy these all brand new "catastrophic" policies? 

Obamacare gives new meaning to the term shapeshifting. 


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