ACA Fail Fractal
Obamacare Bailouts for Insurance Companies on the Horizon
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  • rheddles

    Won’t the funds have to be appropriated? If the Senate is in trunk hands, he may have a problem getting the funds to bail out the insurers regardless of what the public thinks. And the debate may change the public’s mind.

    • Andrew Allison

      I fear that, to all intents and purposes, the funds have been appropriated. In passing the ACA, Congress created an “entitlement” for the insurance companies.

  • free_agent

    It all seems moot… If you’re gonna have affordable medical insurance for everybody, a whole lot of people need to be subsidized. The money can come from overpriced insurance policies for the young or it can come from general tax revenues, but the total amount of subsidy can’t be reduced. (Unless we put serious cost controls on the medical industry.)

    • Boritz

      Hence the “death spiral” is a myth and always was. This thing will be propped up however it needs to be to ‘succeed’.

      • Government Drone

        Zombie health care! It can’t be stopped!!1!

  • Boritz

    “It will look like the government is spending even more money to clean up a costly mess of its own creation.”

    It could potentially give that appearance. Yes.

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