ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Ron Pollack's experiment with your health care
ith only a few months remaining before Americans will start buying coverage through the new state insurance exchanges under President Obama’s health care law, it is becoming clear that the millions of people purchasing policies in the exchanges will find that their choices vary sharply, depending on where they live.
States like California, Colorado and Maryland have attracted an array of insurers. But options for people in other states may be limited to an already dominant local Blue Cross plan and a few newcomers with little or no track record in providing individual coverage, including the two dozen new carriers across the country created under the Affordable Care Act.
Maine residents, for example, will not see an influx of new insurers. The state has an older population and strict rules that already have discouraged many insurers from selling policies, so choices will probably be limited to the state’s dominant carrier, Anthem Blue Cross, and Maine Community Health Options.
“What we’re seeing is a reflection of the market that already exists,” said Timothy S. Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University in Virginia who closely follows the health care law. ...
As people become aware of the differences among the exchanges, “some of the laggard states are going to end up changing,” said Ron Pollack, the executive director for Families USA, a consumer advocacy group that supports the law.
Let me translate "end up changing" for you, Ron you asshole:
Ron Pollack to citizens of laggard states: "I, Ron Pollack, well-paid K Street fuck, have no worries about my health care coverage. Therefore, it is perfectly OK for me and my golfing buddies to run health care policy experiments on test subjects in "laggard states"
who that are worried."
Why not adopt a policy that works, Ron? Like single payer Medicare for All?