Monday, July 27, 2015

State HIX circling the drain

Who could have seen this coming?

"State-run health insurance markets ... are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment."

Well, the high costs were a given (as we correctly predicted almost 6 years ago!), and not exactly a surprise.

But low enrollment? Whatever do they mean?

"The viability of state health insurance exchanges has been a challenge across the country, particularly in small states, due to insufficient numbers of uninsured residents."

Whoa - hold the presses!

What was that again?

"[I]nsufficient numbers of uninsured"

Um, wasn't the whole point of this fiasco to address the roughly 87 billion Americans without health insurance, affordable or otherwise? And here's Aloha State (Democratic) Gov. David Ige lamenting the fact that this was - how to put it gently? - a big, fat lie?

Who'da thunk it?

[Hat Tip: Ace of Spades]
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