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    Willa Rogers, alwaysquestion

    ACA had been developed in a way that handles real cost control.  Those forecasts were developed before the rules were written and so many other aspects of ACA changed.

    I'll have to dig around here, but the gist of it is that insurance premiums are still rising at astronomical rates.  Many of them have figured out how to work around the medical loss ratio restrictions written into ACA.

    So far, the Obama administration has addressed the problem by cutting the number of people eligible for tax credits to help pay for premiums.  That may be like sticking a finger in the dyke, though.  It's going to get much worse.

    I predict Obama will try to keep the whole thing afloat until he leaves office in a few years, after which time it will become a full blown crisis.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 03:16:59 PM PST

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