With the ever evolving pattern of ‘holding off’ or ‘wait and see’ with the feds on Obama Care and of course carriers getting involved one can only wonder where this ‘thing’ is going. Democrats and Obama were pretty smug when this passed this into law but what they have started is an economic nightmare for small business and individuals as far as costs are concerned.
They say everyone has the right to coverage – well gues what – that program already existed at both state and federal levels. It was (yes, it is a thing of the past now due to Obamacare) called HIRSP (Health Insurance Risk Sharing Program).
It was designed for those with pre-existing conditions and was already funded by carriers. There was a federal and state level. AND, the premiums/deductibles were very competitive to insurance in the private sector.
Anyway, they had to try to reinvent the wheel. The wheel now coming off the car.
With the delay of employer mandates for group coverage for employers of over 50 employees one can only wonder what is next.
Again the law looked good on paper and with any good idea always looks good on paper vs implemented.
See on Scoop.it – Obamacare
In a stunning development, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday it is going to delay the implementation of the employer mandate, a major aspect of President Obama’s health care law initially set to go into effect on Jan.
See on washingtonexaminer.com
As October looms ahead (only 3 mos and counting) many insurance carriers are on the sideline waiting to ‘get in the game’.
Many carriers have already stated they won’t participate in the exchanges – and it is their right to not participate.
It actually costs more to for a carrier to be a part of the exchange for one AND when it comes to the subsidy it is basically like this:
You get a subsidy as an individual/family (if you qualify) and the carrier foots the bill and the feds reimburse on the back end. Question is as to how long they have to wait to get reimbursed by the feds. I would be suspect on joining the program too.
Oh, by the way, the exchange is the only place you can get a subsidy toward your premiums.