EDITORIAL: Paying the ObamaCare premium
|By The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Their response follows comments by former Health and Human Services Secretary
Fat chance, according to industry insiders, who spoke on the condition of anonymity -- no doubt in response to Ms. Sebelius' threats against those who speak ill of ObamaCare.
One insurance official from a "populous swing state" says he expects his company to triple its rates, The Hill reports.
Specifically, areas with older, sicker or smaller populations stand to be hit the hardest, insurance officials say. Another factor is ObamaCare's barrage of new fees and unrelenting regulations.
And then there's the law's continuing uncertainty. The more
Insurers already are nervous about the small number of enrolled young people, who are vital to ObamaCare's balance sheet. At last count, this cohort only makes up about a quarter of participants in insurance exchanges.
So once again, what's promised under ObamaCare is far removed from reality. And for this, there's only one treatment: extraction, roots and all.
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