HHS Halts Preexisting Condition Enrollments

Comment:  Obamacare is the Challenger disaster of all government programs, a quagmire, a national failure. As if we needed one, this article provides another example. Oh, and don’t miss the fact that preexisting conditions coverage cost estimates were off by 800 percent, a factor of 8. What does that portend for the cost of the full program, hmm? Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

“What we’ve learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the healthcare system to be run.”

That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, talking. He was specifically responding to the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed as a temporary bridge for people with preexisting conditions who couldn’t wait until the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) fully kicks in next year. The program was allocated $5 billion, but some estimate it will take $40 billion to fund the effort.

It’s “I Told You So” on ObamaCare
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