It is being reported that some people may be helped and many others may be priced completely out of the market for heath care under The Affordable Health Care Act because of what has been called a “glitch” in the way the law was written – - and some are saying that thanks to some obstructionist Right Wingers in congress who despise the Obama Care Law anyway, there is reported to be little likelihood that the glitch can be fixed all that quickly or easily.
By John R. Liming
Who ever said that anything was “Perfect?”
It looks to me like when the new Affordable Health Care Law – - – A.K.A. “Obamacare – - – goes into full effect not too long from now, millions of people will be entering the health care market who were never in it before and this is predicted by some “experts” to be going to cause insurers who will be bearing the extra burden of insuring these millions of new clients to have to increase their costs – - – or as they say – - – to “pass the increased costs along to consumers” – - – and there are some who are reportedly afraid that the price spiral will cause some to be unable to afford health care insurance at all.
Bummer! Something unforseen and unexpected!
There is also news that something like this happened in the State of Massachusetts back in 2006 when they enacted their own version of an affordable health care act and insurance premiums in that state are reported to have risen by as much as 18 percent because of it.
I guess there were a lot of folks who were hoping and expecting their insurance premiums to drop a little once The Affordable Health Care Act was fully implemented – - – but I also guess that there are a lot of folks who are supposed to know what they are talking about who are saying something that more or less translates to the opposite of those expectations – - – and rises in premiums are being predicted in some quarters.
Wow! Who would have thought it?
So now I would assume that it becomes incumbent upon all Americans to weigh the costs and to make the decision as to whether or not The Affordable Health Care Act is actually going to make health care affordable for everybody after all – - – and then America is probably going to have to come up with a solution to whatever problems there are with the new law and get it fixed.
Whoops! Sorry about that!
If all this “Revelation” is actually going to become all that problematic for all that many people, then my guess is that it is time for some of those obstructionist Righties in congress to get off their duffs and come up with something that actually works to lower costs and to make sure everybody can be covered by heath care.
It is my belief that nothing can be had both ways! Either the president’s plan goes forward with some tweaks to make it work the way it was first envisioned to have worked or those who stand so firmly opposed to it should come up with something to replace it – - or some way to fix the glitches in it – - – but whatever they come up with, let it be something that everybody can live with and something that actually helps those who will be using it. Is that too much to ask? America’s governors can certainly do something as simple as that, can’t they? Isn’t that what we are paying them for?
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Posted by John Liming on 3/16/2013