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    Sabotage: Those in Trump Won States Get Their ACA Health Cost-Sharing Sabotaged

    Wake up folks... Please share this...


    "Trump's move to stop CSR payments to insurance companies hits Trump-won (red + most purple) states harder than blue." Sarah Binder




    Everybody's going to be covered. I'm going to take care of everybody." Trump 9/27/15 

    "The new plan is good. It's going to be inexpensive. It's going to be much better for the people at the bottom, people that don't have any money." Trump, 2/18/16 

    "You're going to end up with great healthcare for a fraction of the price. And that's going to take place immediately." Trump, 2/19/16 

    "We're going to have insurance for everybody." Trump, 1/15/17 

    "We're gonna come up with a new plan that's going to be better health care for more people at a lesser cost." Trump, 1/25/17 

    You left out this one, from 2/27/2017:

    No one knew health care was so complicated.

    translation:  "I, donald trump, never knew health care was so complicated, so I assume no one else knew either."

    Hey Hey NCD ... Oh yeah...


    Popovich called him a "soulless coward" yesterday on the O didn't call troops families lie. O not only called, he knew sibling names, interests of all in the family, last vacation they had, etc

    Headline of WaPo right now:

    President Trump’s decision to cut off billions of dollars in payments promised to health insurers just two weeks before the Affordable Care Act enrollment season is scheduled to begin is causing immediate upheaval in some states and sowing widespread confusion among consumers who wonder whether they will still be able to get and afford health insurance.
    • By Amy Goldstein 3 hrs. ago

    Like I commented on the news thread, I think this is very serious, unless Congress does something, it will upset the whole health care system, not just the directly affected. (And that includes all you employer-insured and Medicare people, too. And lots of providers! And even insurance cos.)  It really could be the most damaging thing he has done so far. Gov. Sandoval is correct that  It’s going to hurt people. It’s going to hurt kids. It’s going to hurt families. It’s going to hurt individuals. It’s going to hurt people with mental health issues. It’s going to hurt veterans. It’s going to hurt everybody.



    [...] “Will the [president’s] drumbeat of ‘it’s a failing marketplace’ affect enrollment? Absolutely,” said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California, which calculates that the payments’ end will cost its 11 marketplace insurers $188 million for the last three months of 2017 — more than the small profits many were anticipating for the year.

    Insurers themselves could compound the damage, depending on how they respond. The Trump administration’s timing meant its announcement late Thursday came after the deadline for insurers in three dozen states relying on the ACA’s federal insurance marketplace to sign government contracts and lock in their rates for 2018 coverage. But a clause in the contracts lets insurers pull out within 90 days if the payments stop.

    So far, no insurers have said they would defect. But concerns remain acute. As the number of companies selling ACA coverage has dwindled in the past two years, an increasing number of the nation’s counties have found themselves with just one participating insurer. Scores of counties recently appeared as if they would lack any insurers until state officials lured in replacements. If more leave this fall, states would have difficulty attracting others on such short notice.

    “It seems entirely possible that some insurers will now exit the marketplace for 2018 and potentially leave bare counties,” said Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy organization [....]

    Insurers & Health Care Provider Organizations call on Congress to act on ObamaCare payments

    By Julia Manchester @ TheHill.com, Oct. 14

    Several health groups, including insurers and hospital associations, signed a joint letter to House and Senate leadership on Saturday, urging Congress to fund cost-sharing reduction (CSR) benefits, following President Trump's decision to halt the key ObamaCare payments.

    "There will be serious consequences without Congressional action: millions will face higher premiums, fewer choices, and less access to the medical care they need. Let’s work together on solutions that deliver the access, care, and coverage that the American people deserve," the letter said.

    The coalition that penned the letter is made up of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Benefits Council, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce [....]

    The Pottery Barn rule comes to mind: You break it, you own it. Yes, the plate you just shattered had some cracks in it. But if you dropped it on the ground, the store is going to blame you.

    As Barack Obama learned after the Great Recession, with heavy Democratic losses in the 2010 midterms, it’s hard to blame your predecessor for problems two years after you take office. Especially when your party has unified control of the federal government. No matter how much it might be the previous guy’s fault, many voters won’t buy it. People have very short attention spans.

    - The uncertainty about what Trump would do has already driven premium prices higher for 2018. Now it’s going to get worse. Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin explain why [....]

    From  The Daily 202: Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the broken health-care system by James Hohmann @ WashingtonPost.com, Oct. 13

    $7 billion to cut insurance premiums for working families is an industry bailout.  

    $1.5 trillion in multinational corporation tax cuts is an overdue necessity to help raise up the forgotten middle class.

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