Monday, April 08, 2013

A Mere Pittance . . .

Only in DC could $50 million be considered a mere pittance.
as little as $40 million to $50 million in federal grants may be available to hire nonprofit groups to work directly with consumers in the states with federally-run marketplaces 
Kaiser Health News

Yes, those much discussed Navigators (not the car) seem to be an ever popular topic.
"That’s a pittance compared to what’s needed to make the application process work," Pollack says. “It doesn’t even scratch the surface” -- even in tandem with privately funded efforts.
Makes you wonder how much this Obamacare program is really going to cost.

Of course if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it.
"It’s not hard to get sick people to sign up for health insurance," says Bob Laszewski, a Virginia-based consultant and former insurance executive. “But it’s really hard to get healthy people to sign up. If we don’t get a healthy cross-section, the financial structure of the [Affordable Care Act] unravels," and premiums will skyrocket.

Kind of like free stuff.

Almost everyone will take free stuff, even if they don't need it.
Enroll America, an offshoot of Families USA staffed with tech-savvy former campaigners for President Obama, is also hoping to step up to fill the gaps. The group has 13 staffers now, but hopes to ramp up to as many as 300 deployed in states with high uninsured rates and scarce resources
Some of those $48 per hour workers no doubt.

Lining up like pigs at the trough.

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