ACA Fail Fractal
Consumers Revolt Against ACA’s Narrow Networks
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  • Andrew Allison

    The insurance companies narrowed their networks to reduce costs. It may be that Anthem didn’t adequately disclose the meaning of EPO, but at the end of the day, if the networks expand, premiums will go up even faster than they are doing, perhaps enough to initiate the “death spiral” of declining participation.

  • Chris_8304

    I don’t think these plaintiffs have much of a chance of success. At this point these consumers only recourse is in the voting booth. Congress has the right to regulate health insurance in a way that narrows networks, even if they told their constituents, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”.

    • rheddles

      Where does the Constitution give Congress the right to regulate health insurance?

      • Chris_8304

        Not saying I agree, but see “NFIB v. Sebelius – the Constitution as interpreted by SCOTUS.

        • rheddles

          NFIB said the individual mandate was a tax and allowable as such. A majority of the justices said the mandate was not allowed under the commerce clause. The pretzel Roberts tied himself into.

  • Suzyqpie

    ObamaCare has created a debris field for consumers and a profit bonanza for WS. The plan is working.

  • FriendlyGoat

    I hope the plaintiffs prevail. The narrowing networks are a corporate idea gone too far. Conservatives want to blame the ACA, of course, but we need to simply blame the insurers.

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