Should Obamacare be left as is because it is liked by the majority?

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Should Obamacare be left as is because it is liked by the majority?
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It is obvious that rising premiums under Obamacare of lack of choice in the marketplace is not a matter of concern for at least 51 of the senators and they believe that the sheer quantity of people insured is enough to outweigh any loss of quality of insurance plan or the variety of options available for people. 45 Counties have no insurers and 1388 counties have just one insurer. Counties where there is jut one insurer, the choice of plans is also very limited as there is no competition. To be ...Read this
It is obvious that rising premiums under Obamacare of lack of choice in the marketplace is not a matter of concern for at least 51 of the senators and they believe that the sheer quantity of people insured is enough to outweigh any loss of quality of insurance plan or the variety of options available for people. 45 Counties have no insurers and 1388 counties have just one insurer. Counties where there is jut one insurer, the choice of plans is also very limited as there is no competition. To be honest, some of the insurance companies are still in the process of deciding what they will do in 2018, and others may reverse course, so these numbers could go up or down. But they provide an early look at the direction in which the markets are heading. In 2015 6% counties had just single insurer, in 2016 it almost remained unchanged at 7% but in 2017 it rose to 33% and in 2018 45% of the counties have just one insurer. This is a rather dismal situation to be in. Unless individual mandate is enforced more strictly, there is no way that Obamacare can survive. Unless there are healthy insured citizen, there will be no insurance for the sick. Unless the rich get insured, there will be no insurance for the poor, except with billions of dollars of taxpayer's money that could have gone into job generation, infrastructure and education. But this is a fact too that millions do gt insured under Obamacare. Should that not count for something? Yes, it should. But the law of equalizer is a strange thing. I buy a policy that offers less than I would have bought in the open market and that which I could afford, so that someone else can buy a policy that is basically a check-box and offers nothing of real value over and above the Medicaid policy that they would have taken in the absence of ACA. Let us look at the timeline of the failure. NY Times reported "In February, Humana became the first major insurer to pull out of the marketplaces entirely, prompting President Trump to again declare that “Obamacare continues to fail.” Three months after the Humana announcement, Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that it would step in to fill a void in the Knoxville, Tenn., market. Otherwise, 16 counties in the state would have had no insurance options because Humana is currently the only insurer there." In June, Anthem, one of the nation’s largest insurers, announced that it would pull out of the Ohio marketplace in 2018, potentially leaving more than 10,000 people with no option in at least 18 counties. Should Anthem exit the marketplaces nationally, it would potentially leave nearly 300,000 people at the risk of having no insurer on their local Obamacare Marketplace in 2018. As per the study announced by Kaiser Foundation, the number of counties with just one insurer has increased more than seven folds since 2014, while the number with three or more has declined substantially. For now, the 51 senators are saying that they are okay with Obamacare and should Trump be asked about this in days to come he will say that he did try to fix the healthcare but the 51 prevailed. Close this
Asked - 5:32 pm - Jul 28 2017
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