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ACA Fail Fractal
The Grey Lady’s Brave Attempt to Defend Obamacare
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  • Andrew Allison

    I’m curious as to why 13% of those who have enrolled ACA are not receiving subsidies. Given that all policies are equal, why else would anybody enroll?

    • CapitalHawk

      There are lots of reasons, but I think the short answer is that they make too much to qualify for subsidies but want coverage and the rates are lower than if they bought coverage on the individual market. Think – small business owner with some health problems.

  • nervous122

    “Although they reduce the direct cost of buying insurance for many consumers, the subsidies do not by themselves hold down the overall cost of insurance,”
    No S, Sherlock. When you subsidize somethin, you get more of it. Thats why the three things the gov’t meddles with the most, education, health care, and housing, experience higher than average inflation. They subsidize the demand side and do nothing for supply.

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