Censorship By Intimidation: From The White House To The Insurance Companies

From CNN: White House officials have pressured insurance industry executives to keep quiet amid mounting criticism over Obamacare’s rollout, insurance industry sources told CNN. After insurance officials publicly criticized the implementation, White House staffers contacted insurers to express their displeasure, industry insiders said. Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution. But Bob Laszewski, who heads a consulting firm for big insurance Read more […]

Insurance Companies Planning To Profit Off American Pain & Fascism Are Now Worried: Good!

Our own Bob Allen pointed this out to me from the Bloomberg news site: Insurers Oppose Obamacare Extension as Danger to Profits Allowing Americans more time to enroll for health coverage under Obamacare may raise premiums and cut into profits, insurers are telling members of Congress in a bid to stop such a move. Extending the enrollment period would have a “destabilizing effect on insurance markets,” said Robert Zirkelbach, a spokesman for the Washington-based lobbyist group American’s Read more […]

Is Healthcare.gov Going To Start A Death Spiral?

Megan McArdle offers her analysis on why a non-working website could have catastrophic consequences. It is not impossible to buy insurance, but merely very difficult. If it were impossible, then we could all just agree to move to Plan B. And if it were as easy as everyone expected, well, we’d see if the whole thing worked. But what we have now is a situation where only the extremely persistent can successfully complete an application. And who is likely to be extremely persistent? Very sick Read more […]