Obamacare about you? Let us take a look and see. Obama recently apologized for the cancellation of health insurance by computerized formulas, and for the apparent switch to an Obamacare-based provider. To quote Tryon Edwards, “Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”
When Obama says he’s looking to fix the consequences, it would appear that he would do what is possible administratively, senior administration officials said. Some experts suggest asking insurers to put off cancellations of health plans and extend them into the New Year so that there will not be a gap in insurance for policyholders. The state of California has accomplished that already.
Experts in this case, would be making a lot of sense. Putting a healthcare plan into place that immediately affects the status of insured US citizens before the new year’s start, is a twisted recipe for disaster. Perhaps the legislature could put some plans into place that act as a supplement, rather than an administration-driven, big government plan to replace those who are covered by self-employment policies or small business policies.
“What Americans want to hear is that the President is going to keep his promise. That’s why the House will vote next week to allow anyone with a health care plan they like to keep it,” House Speaker Boehner said. “If the President is sincerely sorry that he misled the American people, the very least he can do is support this bipartisan effort.” Most insureds would agree with Boehner, unless they are one of the lucky ones whose care package improves when filtered through Obamacare.
Now, let us revisit the question, Obamacare For You? Having your current health care dropped and then, because of start-up program delays, not having it immediately replaced with the Administration’s accepted plans, is quite an earth-shattering experience to those people affected by a startling glitch in the system. For years, these self-employed or free-lance persons have suffered through costly and at the same time, limited health insurance coverage. For these same self-reliant professionals to have the proverbial rug pulled out from under them makes little sense.
The Obamacare plan was supposed to bring the sun out from the clouds, not rain on our parades. Some analysts and media persons are saying the current crisis in setting up a new healthcare system will result in a “death spiral,” that in fact, has started already.
Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas’s news platform, stated that the once a “death spiral”… reaches a certain point, it becomes impossible to stop”. Should we expect that will really happen?
Klein and Soltas say that it is not in the cards for Obamacare to go down in a death spiral. They say it has protections to avoid certain pitfalls and that is not the direction the program will go, since it has stop gap measures in place.
Maybe, just maybe Obamacare is about you.
By Lisa M Pickering