Health Care Problems Ahead
When I have criticized the ACA in the past, I’ve done so for different reasons; none of them being a horrible website roll out. With such issues as fewer doctors, rising premiums and political exemptions – the law is riddled with problems.
ACA Forcing Premiums To Rise
One of those problems is counter-intuitive. The ACA is going to force policies to rise.
In all the discussions regarding the benefits of the new law, including “free” contraceptives, for example, it has never been brought up by the defenders of the law that nothing, of course, is free. That contraceptive package will have to be paid for by somebody – maybe even you.
And how will that cost be recouped? Why, by raising the premiums on people, of course:
Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis of the HHS numbers, Obamacare will increase underlying insurance rates for younger men by an average of 97 to 99 percent, and for younger women by an average of 55 to 62 percent.
These prices are only going to continue to rise as Obama’s target market shuns the the law opting for a fine that might not ever be levied – the young and the healthy are fleeing the scene of the crime. This results in only the older and the sicker enrolling; the most costly of the people covered. The only result is a rise in policy costs.
No – make no mistake, the problems with Obamacare have nothing inherent to a failed and botched website – that’s only gravy in the pursuit in demonstrating that this administration is dangerously inept at management issues.