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HHS Exempts US Territories From Obamacare

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posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 09:05 AM
Now it seems Obama.Care as it is has apparently produced some uncomfortable situations for insurance companies in the U.S. Territories that are not States.

This has nothing to do with individual mandates or subsidies.

It has to do with the insurance "essential minimum coverage" like pre-existing conditions etc.

The companies have been complaining that too many "sick" people have bought policies and the "healthy" people have not.

HHS has said in the past that they had no "Authority" to act, but now they do.

What a surprise

The Obama administration issued yet another waiver to get out of Obamacare — for all the U.S. territories.

The exemption, posted Thursday on a Department of Health and Human Services website, frees U.S. territories from a host of Obamacare regulations on health insurance markets. The territories already weren’t subject to much of the health care law — the individual mandate doesn’t apply to the territories and premium subsidies aren’t available.

What did apply were a host of regulations on the health insurance markets operating in the territories. Obamacare’s rules for insurance companies — providing mandated health benefits to all customers, limits on insurer profits, and guaranteed coverage for those with pre-existing conditions — all force insurers to take a hit, but in the territories, the sweeteners that make Obamacare a great deal for insurance companies in the states don’t apply.

The Obama Admin Just Exempted US Territories From Obamacare

posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 10:29 AM
a reply to: xuenchen

Circumventing the Legislative branch again are they?

What a criminal gang this administration has proven itself to be.......

posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 10:41 AM
a reply to: xuenchen

OPINION: "Obama.Care"? ... Enough IS Enough!
( i.e. put it ... out of misery )

edit on 18-7-2014 by FarleyWayne because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 05:42 PM

originally posted by: seeker1963
Circumventing the Legislative branch again are they?

The law written by the legislative gives the executive this power. Read it, 'such and such at the discretion of HHS secretary...'

Every 'change' is perfectly legal as it gave so much discretion to HHS.

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