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Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:32 PM


Friday night holiday weekend Obamacare news dump

I sure missed this, the Twitter and a few blogs are starting to repeat it...

Health insurance marketplaces will not be required to verify consumer claims

The Obama administration announced Friday that it would significantly scale back the health law’s requirements that new insurance marketplaces verify consumers’ income and health insurance status.

Instead, the federal government will rely more heavily on consumers’ self-reported information until 2015, when it plans to have stronger verification systems in place.

The White House delay on the employer mandate to provide health insurance has raised questions about the readiness of the Affordable Care Act on the whole.
A new rule says the online exchanges can accept statements about income and health insurance status.

The delay comes after a Tuesday announcement that the federal government would postpone for one year a requirement that employers with 50 or more full-time workers provide health coverage.

“I think that Health and Human Services is doing the best that it can under the circumstances,” said Sara Rosenbaum, a health policy professor at George Washington University.


In other words the ENTIRE ACA is pretty much being delayed until after the midterm elections.

It's the optics and it looks like a cluster fluck.

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PoliticAverse Jul 2013 #1
Cha Jul 2013 #2
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Cha Jul 2013 #4

Response to WestStar (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:38 PM

1. Well 'liar loans' worked so well in the Mortgage Industry... n/t

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:53 PM

2. That's news from the 3rd of July and Howard Dean among others think

it's a good idea.

Howard Dean: Mandate Delay Begins Shift To Government-Financed Health Care System

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Wednesday praised the White House's decision to delay a key provision of President Barack Obama's health-care reform law until 2015, which would have required employers to provide health insurance for their workers, because he thinks it signals a shift away from employee health care toward government-run health care.

Dean, a practicing physician before entering politics, told CNBC the delay of Obamacare's employer mandate could come with an "unintended consequence."
"I think what will happen is more people will migrate out of the employer-based health insurance and into the exchanges," Dean said on CNBC's "Squawk Box," suggesting a shift toward a single-payer health-care system, in which the government, rather than private insurers, pays for all health-care costs.

"And I think in the long run that's good, because I think in the long run I've always believed that you've got to divorce employment from health insurance in this country for a large number of reasons."


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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 12:37 AM

3. No, it's actually news from Friday July 5th and it has to do with the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE


NOT the delay in the EMPLOYER MANDATE that was announced July 2nd. It's the other half of the ACA.

And please don't point me to DailyKos, I don't consider comments there to be credible. They're just anonymous internet posters.

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Response to WestStar (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 03:02 AM

4. Yeah, you didn't mention Howard Dean which was main point.

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