Tuesday, March 15, 2016

And On We Go!

***Getting a little pushback from my posts about Donald Trump's lies. That's good! I like people to engage. Moving on...





Let's see, where were we? Oh yes, point #6.

Just as an aside, I'd like to show you this:

2015-layoffs-update

Is it just me, or does it seem like a bad thing for the Army to be laying off so many? Refer back to point #4. Anyway, insurance companies...

Well, AIG's not doing so hot.

The biggest story lately, though, has been United Health Group.

Is Obamacare in trouble? This week, UnitedHealth Group, America’s largest health insurer, announced that it had sustained heavy losses in selling insurance on the Obamacare exchanges and that it might be forced to pull out of the exchanges altogether. The news from other insurers is not much better. Aetna, Anthem, and Cigna, three of UnitedHealth’s biggest competitors, will no longer offer exchange coverage in a number of counties across the country, which could be a sign that they’ll retrench even further in the future. You might have heard that insurance premiums on the exchanges are rising substantially, which isn’t exactly welcome news. But the bigger problem is arguably that insurers have been trying to hold down premium increases by narrowing the range of providers in their networks and hiking deductibles as high as they can. The result has been a spate of stories about disgruntled insurance beneficiaries, many of whom blame Obamacare for their woes. None of this is to suggest Obamacare is about to get repealed. President Obama would veto any legislation to that effect. Nor does the parlous state of the exchanges have any effect on the Medicaid expansion, which has greatly increased insurance coverage in the states that have accepted it.

The above story is actually from Slate.com, a left-leaning site. There are many more like it, proving that point #6 is firmly in Trump's column. The bit about Medicaid is a bit of a non-sequitur, since many doctors don't accept it. That's not going to do anybody any good.

More tomorrow!

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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. ~~ Alexander the Great


I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander the Great
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