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From the AP:

Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said several big insurers in his state will stop issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state are doing likewise.

In Florida, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, and Golden Rule – a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare – notified the insurance commissioner that they will stop issuing individual policies for children, said Jack McDermott, a spokesman for McCarty.

Of course, the Administration’s response is … indignation. That’s all they seem to be good at these days. That sorta stuff may be cool in a high school locker room, or a faculty hallway, but it is not cool in the real world. Do the blinkered bureaucrats in the Obamessiah camp really believe that firms would play “games” like this to make a political point? How can they argue that firms are incredibly greedy and short-sighted in one breath, and then accuse them of throwing away profits (by not covering kids) in the next breath?

The default belief of government is that they are guilty and stupid until proven otherwise. And man do they do a really fantastic job trying not to prove it.

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