26 September 2013

Affordable Care Act = Much Higher Prices in Alaska

Quelle surprise.

From the Associated Press:

Alaskans could pay some of the highest premiums in the country under the new health insurance exchanges.

Figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department show the average individual premium for a benchmark policy known as the "second-lowest-cost silver" plan is $474. Of the 48 states analyzed, only Wyoming is higher in that category, at $516.

... Insurance exchanges are scheduled to go live Oct. 1. Alaska elected to have the feds set up the exchange, rather than the state taking the lead.

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska and Moda Health have announced plans to offer plans on Alaska's exchange.


High prices.

Limited choices.

If you're one who voted for those who enacted this monstrosity, I hope you're happy. Much good may it do you as it destroys what has been, up until now, the best system in the world.

p.s. You'll note I never claimed that the existing system has been perfect - far from it - but it's still better than what anyone else had.

And NO ONE was without medical care. Everyone and their brother knew that if you were sick, you could go to any emergency room anywhere, and receive treatment.

That's an inconvenient fact that politicians and their willing accomplices in the media neglected to mention. They tried to scare us with claims that "millions of Americans are without coverage." That's a half-truth. 

True: those millions had little or no insurance. But the lie implies that if you don't have insurance, you couldn't get treatment. 

That's the big lie upon which the entire governmental takeover of one-sixth of our economy is based.


Stephen said...

Very, very true...you last statement. Beautiful header picture, as always.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Stephen, on both points.

Matt said...

I'll not have any sympathy for any supporter of this mess that finds it blowing up in their face. In fact, I will smile when it does.

+1 on Stephen on the header photo

Old NFO said...

Yep, the dems are going to have to own this... Whether they want to or not!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Matt, and agreed.

NFO, absolutely. It's theirs ... and so far, they're proud of it. Defiantly so, because they know - but will never admit - that it's blatantly illegal & unconstitutional.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Beautiful header on your blog!!! I really like it.

The democrats take the full blame on this. In fact, I believe those who approved Obummercare or wrote it into law (our government) should have to take this insurance. Let's just see how they like their Obummercare.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Sandy.

Re: the bureaucrats, whether elected or not, will never ever ever enroll. They'll have already drafted a way to stay out of it; you can count on it.

SENIOR said...

Yes, it's a big scam and the supporters of this clown in the white house will get their sticker shock and start complaining. I, like most of us will be sitting back laughing at their dumb @##$#. + 2 on the pic, beautiful pic.

Rev. Paul said...

I believe you're right, Senior. From the way the unions are complaining, I'm guessing the push-back is already making TPTB uncomfortable. Too bad. It'll get worse before it gets better.

And thank you.