I’m neither a tea party-er nor a liberal. Extremists seem to clash with reality on both ends of the spectrum in either politics or religion.
Even many democrats are now willing to admit that Obamacare is a disaster. First, the website failed to function properly, and still won’t. Now hundreds of thousands of Americans are losing their healthcare (in spite of Presidential statements that they could keep it) and if they can obtain new coverage, they all have to take mandated services many don’t want or need, paying up to ten times their previous premiums.
I could have told them what would happen, but unfortunately they didn’t ask me or any other longterm insurance company executives that have seen such plans repeatedly fail. A number of states, New York among them, have tried to run state plans for the unfortunates who were unable to obtain coverage through the normal channels and they “fell flat on their faces.”
Let’s face it, insurance companies, like other businesses, have to make a profit to survive. When they have to provide preexisting condition coverage without asking any questions, and maternity and prenatal dental coverage, etc., they can’t do it “for peanuts.”
When our government tries to get involved with something for which they are not qualified, they will without a doubt fail. For many years my agency and I sold a great volume in life and health coverage. I have even been responsible for helping to design plans for companies. I do not want the job of helping the governnment with its trainwreck. But “give them enough rope and they will hang themselves.”
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