“More Americans In 3 States Have Had Their Insurance Canceled Under ObamaCare Than Have Filed An Exchange ACCOUNT In All 50″ [Darleen Click]
It’s good to be a fascist …
This week the reality of the ObamaCare roll-out appeared in a set of news stories that serve as an ironic juxtaposition. Over 500,000 individuals have seen their insurance policies cancelled in just 3 states. In all 50 states, only 476,000 applications have been “filed” in an exchange. (Even though we are still learning the true definition of “filed.”)
First from Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby at Kaiser Health News: Thousands get health insurance cancellation notices
Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000 people – about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent.
That is far north of half a million lives dropped due to new ObamaCare regulations in just 3 states. That doesn’t even include recent reports in North Carolina of Blue Cross planning to cancel a sizable portion of their plans, or carriers doing the same in Illinois or Nebraska.
So while the Obama administration is claiming 476,000 “applications” for insurance, it is as much a lie as “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
Therefore the 476,000 number is misleading. My best guess is that for the 17 states that have reported out some data, the number is closer to 193,818 applications (once you pull out the Medicaid applications that have been reported on). Of course, this number is also still too high as it is compromised by the jointly reported data.
What becomes clear, is that the federal exchanges in 34 states are accounting for a single digit percentage of the accounts being filed.
Tags: fascism, lies, obamacare