Saturday, February 16, 2013


Forget the hope of those high-risk pools for health insurance:
Funds run low for health insurance in state ‘high-risk pools’

Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems will be blocked from a program designed to help them because funding is running low.

Obama administration officials said Friday that the state-based “high-risk pools” set up under the 2010 health-care law will be closed to new applicants as soon as Saturday [February 16] and no later than March 2, depending on the state....
A delay in applying to a high-risk pool has been inevitable for some:
[T]he pools are open only to people who have gone without insurance for at least six months.
One of my dearest friends in my small circle of friends lost his health insurance (employer based) on January 1. The health insurance company stated that federal regulations precluded the company's viability to operate, so the company went under.

The end result for my friend: after decades of having health insurance coverage, he now is forced to go without any coverage for six months so as to be eligible for a high-risk pool.


Obamacare is a scam, the goal of which is the redistribution of wealth.

Welcome to the gulag.


Reliapundit said...

great stuff.

the other goal is to put the private health insurers out of business.

Pastorius said...

Yes, the goal is single-payer.

This is Cloward-Piven in action.

Mark said...

Obamacare was ill-conceived from the start, it seems to me. IN fact, I don't think that even Obama himself knew what it was all about. So much for Obama's attempt to give universal healthcare to Americans sorely in need of it.