Obamacare is Son of HAMP: Only 3600 in pre-existing conditions "high risk" program have signed up
Via McClatchy. Of course, our elite will spin this as a marketing problem, and hire some "creative class" types so people can "check the website," but has anybody considered that "going naked" may be the choice of a rational actor?
After all, why would anybody trust a health care system that:
1. Leaves the insurance companies in control
2. Claims to regulate price, but doesn't regulate quality
3. Postpones any real solution 'til 2014?
And most importantly, if you have a pre-existing condition that you're managing, why in the name of sweet suffering Jeebus would you paint a big fat red target on your back by self-identifying yourself as a member of a "high risk" pool, when (a) the insurance companies will try to screw you out of care no matter what, after you've paid your high premium, and (b) the whole law might be abolished anyhow? Either way, you could end up worse off than before! No thanks.
NOTE If any Corrente readers are in the 3600, I'd love to hear from you. Prove me wrong!