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Old 05-24-2017, 03:40 PM
 
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It will be interesting to see what happens in those mostly rural counties by KC.

https://www.vox.com/health-care/2017...oss?yptr=yahoo
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:51 PM
 
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It will be interesting to see what happens in those mostly rural counties by KC.

https://www.vox.com/health-care/2017...oss?yptr=yahoo
Nice spin but no go.

Blue KC chief executive Danette Wilson said in a statement. “Through 2016, we have lost more than $100 million. This is unsustainable for our company.

If they were making big money then they wouldn't close shop.
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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Lots are quitting as Trump has been injecting uncertainty into the markets. While before they hoped any financial loses would be resolved long term, now they know thats not going to happen, and its just going to get worse.
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:57 PM
 
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ACA will implode regardless what Trump does.
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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It will be interesting to see what happens in those mostly rural counties by KC.

https://www.vox.com/health-care/2017...oss?yptr=yahoo
So the counties that voted for Trump... I read somewhere about people voting against their own interests.
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:16 PM
 
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Aetna announced last year that they were going to quit providing Obamacare. It has nothing to do with Trump. Bottom line is they get screwed over. I don't blame them.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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Lots are quitting as Trump has been injecting uncertainty into the markets. While before they hoped any financial loses would be resolved long term, now they know thats not going to happen, and its just going to get worse.
This started failing WAY before Trump was elected.

They failed to put harsh enough incentives to get young people to sign up and subsidize the sick and old because.....they didn't want to **** off young voters. Duh.

The attempt to suddenly portray this as a Trump problem besides his other idiocy is grossly false.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:18 PM
 
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I support ACA, heck I see the merits of at least a modified single payer system.

But this has failed due to weak penatly\incentive implementation due to not wanting to anger young voters towards the Democratic party.

Makes sense. I can see why they did that actually.

But to try to blame it on the insurance companies hemoraging cash or Trump getting elected? Dishonest.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:30 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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I support ACA, heck I see the merits of at least a modified single payer system.

But this has failed due to weak penatly\incentive implementation due to not wanting to anger young voters towards the Democratic party.

Makes sense. I can see why they did that actually.

But to try to blame it on the insurance companies hemoraging cash or Trump getting elected? Dishonest.
But would the Democrats had they won the election let it just simply crash and burn? I don't doubt them not wanting to hurt young people and lose votes, but this still is a by product of a Republican Congress and now White House that has refused to fix this legislation that insurance companies are pulling out of currently. And yes, if those rural voters that may have health insurance through the ACA thought they could keep it with a Trump election, well, now they know they're screwed.
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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Well hey, let's not lose sight of the important issues, like Trump and his family members all being able to continue to stockpile billions of dollars-- because, you know, when all those billionaires like Trump and every person in his administration are closer to being trillionaires, then you just know they are going to open up their wallets and pay for a nice, high quality health care plan for all those people who bought Make America Great Again hats.
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