Obama never wanted it to work. He and his cronies wanted to create a difficult, confusing system that was expensive and that limited choices and led to widespread frustration.
If they could do that, then the America people might just agree to what left-wing power-hungry politicians really want… as single-payer healthcare system.
This week Aetna—one of the biggest insurance companies in the country—announced that it will be pulling out of the Obamacare Marketplace in all but four states. The people enrolling through the Marketplace are sicker than expected. And the anticipated volume of new enrollees has been lower than promised by those who forced the program into law.
In the second quarter of this year, Aetna lost $200 million leaving them little choice but to make some changes.
They aren’t the first. United Health and Humana have also begun pulling out of the Obamacare Marketplace.
What does all this mean to you?
Well, higher premiums for one thing. Experts say that premiums will rise sharply in 2017. That’s bad news given we already saw big rises in 2015 and 2016. More people will be priced out of unsubsidized insurance and will have to turn to the Obamacare Marketplace in order to receive subsidies. But their choices there will be very limited.
Don’t worry, though. The government has a plan. They’ll repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that’s 100% government run.
The scariest part is that 58% of Americans support this idea.
If you haven’t already, start looking for ways to take more control over you own health. Find a concierge doctor. Make a commitment to eating better and getting more fit. And get some baseline testing done to find out your risks of things like heart disease and diabetes. If you catch your risks early, there’s a lot you can do to prevent disease from getting a real foothold in your body.
Taking these steps will help you stay out of the increasingly dangerous healthcare system—whether it’s Obamacare… or something even worse.