Well now, as long as the Unions are taken care of, the rest of us can just deal with it? Ouch...
This won't be forgotten by some of us, any time soon. They are up front and honest about being 100% about themselves and no one else, I'll give them
that. Not unlike how I wish America still was as a nation, but this isn't helpful. It seems to me, this will directly hurt each of us non-union folk.
Lets have a look and I'll explain.
The bargain under negotiation would make small adjustments to the healthcare law, including delaying the law's reinsurance fee for one year. The
three-year tax is meant to generate revenue that will stabilize premiums on the individual market as sick patients enter the risk pool.
The tax applies to all group health plans, but unions argue it will raise their healthcare costs while providing them no benefit.
So let me get this straight... Anyone, feel free to jump in and correct me, if I'm missing something here....
#1. The ACA generally just required every American with a pulse to pay either private insurance through the exchanges, join Medicare/Medicaid ...or
stay in things like the Union plans or Tricare.
#2. The system forces the acceptance of the most expensive people there can be. Those already ill at one level or another. Pre-existing
#3. This fee was meant to offset the cost ...(that cost so many are already
saying is back breaking) so it could be 'as cheap' as it
currently is, due to those sick people joining with all benefit caps now removed by law. The law, according to the article, said this fee would be on
*ALL* group plans for 3 years.
Hey... Call me silly for asking, but who picks up the gap in revenue for this? 'Uncle' has his bean counters and they have pretty sharp pencils for
that sort of thing. I just know they won't 'eat' the cost. We'll get it as we always do.
The White House recently denied labor's top priority on ObamaCare, ruling that union health plans are not eligible for the new subsidies because
they are already helped by the tax code.
Democrats could be pushing to delay the reinsurance fee for one year as an olive branch after that apparent slight, though it could also create
trouble for insurers on the marketplaces.
Waivers, Waivers everywhere......but none for you and me. Ain't life grand with the Affordable
Care Act? Why, I think it's having the effect
of making me sick..not better?