Sunday, December 21, 2014

Health Insurance Without Health Care

The absurdity of Obamacare is becoming increasingly apparent as folks with health insurance are avoiding using the nation's health care system.  Why?

The cheapest policies on the exchanges are those with very high deductibles.  This means that the insured must pay very large amounts of money out of pocket before the insurance kicks in.  In order to avoid large out of pocket payments, large numbers of the insured are simply doing without health care.

A recent article by Associated Press reporters Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jennifer Aglesta detailed the experiences of many who find that their new plan, replacing the one they had before Obamacare, makes even routine health care unaffordable.

The outcome -- these folks are insured, but do not get healthcare.
Supporters of Obamacare are not interested in outcomes and are not likely to care if increasing numbers of Americans go without health care, so long as the Obamacare narrative of expanding insurance coverage can be touted.  Who cares if the actual provision of health care declines?  It was never about health care anyway.

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