With the Obamacare exchanges set to open tomorrow, Glenn decided to amend his rule that forbids the use of President Obama’s name during the radio program. Beginning today, the Affordable Care Act will forever be referred to as ‘Obamacare’ as to ensure the President gets the proper credit for his signature legislation. Say so long to the $20 fine in any situation that involves talking about Obamacare.
On radio this morning, Glenn ran through a list put together by the Daily Caller of the 10 states that will be most adversely affected by the implementation of the law. In these 10 states, the President’s promise that if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan and if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor will simply not be true.
“First one, California. 58,000 [people] will lose their plans under Obamacare,” Glenn said. “The first bomb dropped in California with a mass exodus from the most populated state Obamacare exchange, Aetna, the country’s largest insurer left in July and was closely followed by United Health. Anthem Blue Cross just pulled out of California’s Obamacare exchange for small businesses as well.”
“Wow,” Pat said. “54% of Californians expect to lose their coverage. 54 percent.”
“Next, Missouri. Patients of the largest state hospital system, which spans 13 hospitals – including the St. Louis Children’s Hospital – will not be covered by the largest insurer on the Obamacare exchanges,” Glenn continued. “Anthem BlueCross BlueShield covers 79,000 patients in Missouri who now may seek subsidies on the ObamaCare exchanges but will not be able to see doctors in the anthem BlueCross BlueShield coverage system, including the Children’s Hospital.”
So now if you are a parent with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield in Missouri and your child needs care from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, you will no longer have coverage. “But don’t worry. The rest of America can pay for it. Why have a private company do that,” Glenn asked. “Let’s just take it out of the taxpayers’ money. We’ll just do it because we got nothing but money, don’t we? I mean why take it out of the coffers of a private company when we can just take it away from other people through taxes. It’s so much simpler.”
In Connecticut, the third largest insurer in the U.S., Aetna, will no longer offer insurance on the state’s Obamacare exchange. Ironically, Aetna began in Connecticut in 1850.
“In Maryland, 13,000 individuals covered by Aetna, and its recently purchased Coventry Healthcare, will not be able to keep the insurance plan if they want subsidies on the exchanges,” Glenn said. “Aetna and Coventry cancelled plans to offer insurance in the exchange when state officials wouldn’t allow them to charge premiums high enough to cover their costs.”
Glenn explained that situations like these, where people are losing their coverage, is exactly what the President is looking for because it is the setup for his long-term dream of a single-payer system.
‘They want to enact this right away. This is why the President wants this to happen. He doesn’t want to get the elites into it and the other big companies and stuff. What he wants to do is put everybody who doesn’t have a choice, all the people at the lower end, into this so it will collapse the other insurance companies. If he can just collapse enough of the insurance companies, then there’s no way out,” Glenn explained. “A year from now when they say they want to fully enact, they will have to completely redo everything and you will have a single‑payer system. Because this next 12‑month period will collapse enough of these insurance companies to where the whole thing won’t work anymore and you will have destroyed the American health system. And so you will have to go back and now socially engineer it and you’ll get a Soviet-style healthcare system.”
In South Carolina, 28,000 people who were insured by the state’s second largest provider, Medical Mutual of Ohio, have lost their insurance after the company decided to leave the state entirely in July.
“Aetna pulled out of New York’s exchange in late August in an effort to keep their plans financially viable,” Glenn continued. “In New Jersey, 1.1 million Aetna customers are at risk in New Jersey, where the leading insurer will not be part of the exchange. 2,600 patients purchased individual plans with the company, but any looking to take advantage of subsidies on the exchange for an affordable employer‑based insurance will not be able to do it with Aetna.”
Furthermore, Iowa’s largest insured has decided not to offer plans in the exchange. It sells 86% of Iowa’s individual health insurance plans. A similar situation can be found in Wisconsin, where two of the three largest insurers in the state will not offer plans in the exchange. Meanwhile, only five insurance companies are participating in Georgia’s Obamacare exchange.
“So let’s just look. Let’s just look at these state,” Glenn said. “California: progressive. Missouri: I would say borderline. I mean that’s one that’s battling for its soul. Connecticut: progressive. Maryland: progressive. South Carolina: battling for its soul. New York: progressive. New Jersey: progressive. Iowa: progressive. Wisconsin: progressive. Georgia: battling for its soul. I mean what you don’t see on this list, you don’t see Texas. You don’t see Oklahoma. You don’t see Utah. You don’t see Wyoming. You don’t see Indiana. I mean hello. What do these states have in common? This is what’s coming.”
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