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  •  At the risk of disturbing the despair and... (3+ / 0-)
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    james321, joe from Lowell, GRLionsFan

    hoplessness... read the article.

    It says that the rule change will allow some insurers to delay implementing the caps, and that all insurers must comply by 2015.

    The story does not say that there are problems in upgrading the InsurCo's computer systems. The problems are with the interfaces between employer's HR systems and the the InsurCo's systems.

    A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said: “We knew this was an important issue. We had to balance the interests of consumers with the concerns of health plan sponsors and carriers, which told us that their computer systems were not set up to aggregate all of a person’s out-of-pocket costs. They asked for more time to comply.”
    I suspect that requests for relief were coming from employers, not the insurers. The same large employers who regularly donate to Congressional election campaigns.

    The public deserves an explanation for this... and we need to accept the fact that political struggle never ceases.

    The Republican's seem to understand this. Their forty votes to repeal caused a lot of mirth and merriment here at DKos... but it also sent signals to the big employers that they could drag their feet on compliance

    What did progressive do to push back?

    We need to quit feeling sorry for ourselves and realize that PBO is not the quarterback of our team... he is the ball. We have to fight to get possession and keep it for the entire length of the game.

    “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
    he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

    by jjohnjj on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 10:35:40 AM PDT

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