Democrats cheer lower 2015 health insurance premiums and ignore illegal bail outs to insurers

C. Steven Tucker –

Democrats are cheering an August 1, 2014 initial analysis  of 2015 health insurance premium increases performed by Price Waterhouse Cooper. Many on the political Left are pointing to this as proof that “Obamacare is working”. That depends on how you define “working”. If robbing taxpayers of $10 billion dollars in 2014 and then handing it to the health insurance industry is “working” then Democrats are right.

As I have stated before, Obamacare is the greatest transfer of wealth from the U.S. Treasury to the health insurance industry in U.S. history. Those massive transfers of wealth are just getting started via the Obamacare “Three Rs” provision. The truth is that without the Obamacare Three Rs consisting of Risk Adjustment, Reinsurance and “Risk Corridors”, premiums would be dramatically higher  in 2015 as most of us policy wonks predicted. What does just one leg of the “Three Rs” accomplish? Cori Uccello – Senior Health Fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries spelled out for us what the “Reinsurance” part does during a recent testimony in congress:

“In 2014, $10 billion will be collected from health plans (CBS says this will cost policyholders $25 billion) which will then be used to pay plans in the individual market when an individual’s claims exceed $45,000. Plans will be reimbursed (by taxpayers) for 80% of an individual’s health claims between $45,000 and $250,000.” – Cori Uccello.

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4 Responses to Democrats cheer lower 2015 health insurance premiums and ignore illegal bail outs to insurers

  1. Carol says:

    What can you expect from the democrats? Everything they say is lies and everything they do harms America. They are lawless as their leader and just as dumb as the entire administration. Can’t wait to celebrate the winning of the Senate after the midterms. What a great day it will be!

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