The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly called Obamacare passed as a titanic bill guaranteed to result in thousands of new regulations.
The manner of the bill’s passage—via legislative trickery courtesy of Democrats Sen. Harry Reid (Nev.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.)—ensured much of the confusion Americans have witnessed before, during, and after the messy rollout.
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“[T]he Department of Health and Human Services asked that insurance companies limit the looming premium increases for 2015 health plans. But don’t worry, HHS hinted: we’ll bail you out on the taxpayer’s dime if you lose money.”
Language about navigators, non-navigators, and something called the certified application counselor program is included, with a small nod to considering ways of protecting the consumer’s private information. As the rollout began, serious questions were raised about those navigators’ backgrounds and qualifications.
It will probably not relieve the public or healthcare providers to learn that Health and Human Services officials are working on “proposed grounds for assessing penalties.” Legally, that term “penalties” is tricky, considering the Supreme Court’s ruling morphing those “penalties” into taxes.
Yes, it’s a puzzle. How could a revenue bill not originate in the House? Reid and Pelosi have yet to explain that to us.
There is a note of irony—HHS notes the need for “more specificity” on FFE [Federally Faciliated Exchanges] requirements and standards.
Apparently, just like the president and any number of other politicos, Obamacare is still “evolving”—a fact that brings no comfort to those of us likely to absorb price and deductible hikes going “forward.”
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/July 15, 2014)