Sunday, March 25, 2018

No Idaho You Cannot Sell Junk Health Insurance

Real News - Administration to Uphold Law

One purpose of health care insurance reform was to get rid of zombie policies, health insurance policies that provided very little benefits other than for policy holders to say they had health insurance.

Idaho decided the law prohibiting these policies did not apply to them.  Well guess what potato heads, it does.

 Medicare Administrator Seema Verma flatly rejected Idaho's plan to allow insurers in the state to scrap the ACA's consumer protection rules.
The ACA, Verma said in a letter to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, "remains the law and we have a duty to enforce and uphold the law." That put the kibosh on a plan by Blue Cross of Idaho to sell five "state-based" insurance policies that flouted the ACA.

Wow, the rule of law rules in the Trumpet administration. What next, Trumpie will actually meet with the North Koreans!

In a surprise move, Trump administration nixes Idaho's plan to sell junk health insurance to the masses
Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, spoke at a 2017 meeting of health officials. On Thursday she ruled Idaho's attempt to circumvent Obamacare out of order. (Alex Brandon / AP)

Yeah, we are just as astonished as she is that the law is the law.

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