Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
There is increasing evidence showing that Obamacare exchanges will be "bare bones" and expensive. Like many health insurance debates, the pressure points revolve around quality and price.
A recent article on Real Clear Markets explores four reasons Obamacare plans won’t be cheap: 1)"Insurers will want to protect against the risk that individuals entering the exchanges are those who most need health insurance because of pre-existing illness. 2) Health plans want to reduce uncertainty around how all the risk-sharing provisions in Obamacare will eventually play out. 3) Health insurers will want to reduce the incentive for employers to drop coverage and dump employees into the exchanges. 4) The providers that Obamacare plans must contract with are unlikely to offer significant price cuts to attract this volume.”
In the end, it appears insurers are going to protect their bottom line and pass along expenses to consumers.
- In our opinion: Marriage definition on...
- Drew Clark: Can the Supreme Court find...
- Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: We can't help...
- Peter Corroon: Generalizations about liberals...
- Letter: Climate change is unjustified rhetoric
- Letter: No oversight at all
- Jay Evensen: U.S. silence troubling amid...
- About Utah: Big-time golf in little ol'...
- In our opinion: Marriage definition on... 62
- Richard Davis: A historic moment for... 60
- Jay Evensen: U.S. silence troubling... 59
- Letter: Climate change is unjustified... 38
- Letter: We can do better 27
- Peter Corroon: Generalizations about... 27
- A. Scott Anderson: Overregulation hurts... 26
- Letter: Pledge for respect 25