Yes, Mountanman. Under our current health insurance system you can
"fire" (Like Donald Trump) your insurance carrier whenever you like. And
under Obamacare, you can do the same. Consumers will have dozens of choices for
private insurance (Select Health, Molina, Arches) on the Utah ACA marketplace.
And you can opt out and buy insurance in the private market whenever you want
(except you won't get access to the tax credits).The problem with our
healthcare system is that too many people can't afford insurance--or are
priced out because insurers don't want to cover their medical problems.
Obamacare changes that. After January 1st, insurers can't deny you coverage
because you had surgery six years ago, might get pregnant, or have diabetes.
Plus, the amount you pay for insurance is based in what you can afford--not how
sick you are. Obamacare expands and strengthens our private insurance
market and promotes personal responsibility by bringing more Utahns into
Reasonable. If don't like or trust your insurance company you can fire
them. Not so with the Government's Obamacare, you can not opt out, your
stuck with it! And the poor will not have to pay, their healthcare insurance
will be paid for by taxpayers! And do you actually trust the IRS, really? Even
though they spent $50 million taxpayer dollars on parties?
Mountainman:I'd trust that "bureaucrat" (working for
the our nonprofit government) a lot further than the for-profit insurance
companies that have a 19% average profit AND pay their CEOs millions of dollars
a year.We pay for the uninsured anyway; at least this means they
have to participate by paying into the system.
There is no way taxpayers can pay for health insurance for 40-50 million
Americans! And worse yet, your insurance premiums are exploding and your doctor
may not take Obamacare patients and a government bureaucrat now is in charge of
your healthcare! And perhaps worse of all, the IRS is in charge of enforcement!
And we all know you can trust the IRS, right?
And where is Utah in all this? Are we still hoping Obamacare will go away?
Where does the governor stand & is he going to deny Medicaid expansion?
Seems like this issue os Obamacare & Medicaid expansion has been lost from
the news stories...It's Swallow, Swallow, Swallow...