Friday, December 13, 2013
What Country Is This?!
This latest Obamacare abomination comes to you from the blog Truth Revolt, and it definitely is revolting: "The Department of Health and Human Services will now pressure health insurers to retroactively accept payment for coverage that was supposed to begin on January 1, even if no payments have been made and no coverage has been formally granted. Furthermore, HHS wants insurers to pay out-of-network providers as though they were in-network." Health insurance is not free, but thanks to Obama, it appears that Americans have been conditioned to think everything is! Are the insurance companies businesses, or sheep? We'll soon see.
Avik Roy notes, "But it will be up to insurers to sue to protect their rights. Like battered wives, they are unlikely to do so. Companies like Aetna and Humana are so terrified that the administration will run them out of business that they are more likely to do what they’re told, and quietly pass the costs on to consumers. The chaos and recriminations have made insurers like UnitedHealth, who have largely stayed out of the exchanges, look smart.