I keep lowering my expectations about Obamacare, and the administration keeps not meeting them:
A supposedly temporary “fix” that President Obama announced in November to address the problem of the millions of Americans who lost coverage as a result of his health care law has now been extended through Oct. 1, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
This is, of course, an attempt to minimize the damage done to Democrats over the next four years. Won’t work, though. You know why?
In an attempt to limit the disruption to the insurance industry that would be caused by the move, HHS also announced that the “risk corridor” program (which has been described as a “bailout” to insurers) would be further modified to funnel more money to insurers in states affected by the change.
Because it’s not just described as a bailout; it is a bailout, and that is a dirty word to precisely the people that I need to show up at the polls in 2014 and 2016.
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) March 5, 2014