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Old 08-19-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Supposedly, Obamacare kicks in October 1st. Seems like NO ONE really knows what will happen. Like when 1999 went to 2000 and people thought the power would go out and all the computers would reset?

I don't think Tennessee is setting up any state sponsored insurance but there's supposed to be a country wide exchange (I think). Does anyone know where to find out information on Tennessee's answer to Obamacare?????

Thanks

 
Old 08-19-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: London/Doha/Cambridge
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National Health Reform
 
Old 08-19-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Thanks!

So "The Federal government will begin to operate an insurance exchange in Tennessee in October 2013" means that the Federal government will, in October, create a website that will show options applicable for Tennessee residents?

But it has not, as yet, done so????
 
Old 08-19-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Thanks!

So "The Federal government will begin to operate an insurance exchange in Tennessee in October 2013" means that the Federal government will, in October, create a website that will show options applicable for Tennessee residents?

But it has not, as yet, done so????
Thats correct. Tennessee opted to not create their own exchange and passed up on the funds attached to that milestone. The Federal Government will step in and run the exchange, but the companies submitting bids to offer you Insurance will be Tennessee based or have the authority to participate in the Tennessee Marketplace.

October 1st is when you can view the plans and sign up, but the plan will not go into effect until Jan 1st, 2014.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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Technically, Tennessee is still 'undecided' regarding Medicaid expansion. The Governor is expected to announce his position on the matter by the 'end of summer.' We'll see. If Tennessee expands Medicaid, I would expect it to mirror Arkansas' program. However, I don't think Tennessee will end up expanding at all (for now).
 
Old 09-20-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: The Mid South
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Word is that exchanges are now being set up in Tennessee locations. My prediction is that once they get going it will drive down the overall cost of insurance. Our people will be slow to adapt, unfortunately but in due time things will get better. Sometimes people are hard to help!
 
Old 09-21-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Tennessee tried a statewide healthcare program before, and it failed for lack of revenue. Tenncare if you'll remember was planned to put all uninsured people on it. But the program grew to large, to fast.

Essentially thats what has been done on a national level now. But instead of managed care, you will have access to private insurace that meets federal standards.

We see if it works.
 
Old 09-22-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Tennessee tried a statewide healthcare program before, and it failed for lack of revenue. Tenncare if you'll remember was planned to put all uninsured people on it. But the program grew to large, to fast.

Essentially thats what has been done on a national level now. But instead of managed care, you will have access to private insurace that meets federal standards.

We see if it works.

Big government never works, but yet its going to happen anyway. In my opinion what will happen is the new system will fail, then we will be forced to adopt a full socialized medical system like the nations of Europe. We cannot go back now, I doubt we could put our old system back in place and everyone knows it. It didn't work well anymore either, the era of low wage temp jobs destroyed our employer based system. The jobs that supported that system are gone forever. The end result will be socialized medicine, and the end of doing things the American way. (capitalism, freedom)
 
Old 09-22-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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Au contraire, we may see a flowering of entrepeneurship and innovation once older workers are not tied to their corporate/government jobs. Then those jobs could open up for the younger underemployed people reducing the strain on food stamps and welfare.

Lots of things for a conservative to love!
 
Old 09-22-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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In the UK and Canada its failing miserably, and they're trying to reverse it, why are we going backwards?
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