That was then. This is now.
HHS wakes up this morning asking, "What if we gave away free health insurance and nobody bought?".
As reported, however, of the nearly 365,000 who have selected plans on exchanges, the administration isn’t saying how many have actually paid for, and therefore attained, coverage. That may be, in part, because no one really knows. Writing for , Avik Roy cited insurance-industry insiders’ estimates that only five to 15 percent of individuals who have selected plans have actually paid their first month’s premiumsThe New American
They can't even give this stuff away and now they are attempting to blackmail health insurance carriers by threatening to take away their exchange privileges.
This is like Bre'r Rabbit pleading "Please don't throw me in the briar patch"
The administration is also being tight-lipped about the types of individuals enrolling on the exchanges, suggesting that most of the people signing up for coverage are those with pre-existing conditions that will be costly to treat, not the young and healthy whose premiums are needed to offset the cost of this coverage.Well duh!
Obamacare is the under-funded PCIP on steroids.
Where is Oliver Hardy when you need him?
This is another fine mess you have gotten us in to.