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  •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

    Of the hundreds of insurance carriers all are all ideologically the same and their primary business focus is to kill the ACA instead of run their business as profitable as possible?  I find that totally incredulous.

    But to the original point, to claim that the cancelations had nothing to do with ACA it incomprehensible. The law required them to make changes which they did, either by changing plans or dropping them altogether. And the Admjn knew this would be the case.

    •  Hundreds of carriers? (0+ / 0-)

      List them off. How many can you name?

      And no, I don't count Blue Cross of Florida as ideologically different from Blue Cross of Tennessee or Blue Cross of Indiana.

      AHIP did work to kill the ACA (behind the scenes). And now it continues the dirty work.

      And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

      by Pale Jenova on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 05:28:40 PM PST

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      •  Evidence? (0+ / 0-)
        AHIP did work to kill the ACA (behind the scenes). And now it continues the dirty work.
        now I am sure they were not in favor of the legislation on the whole. And they prob gave more to gop than dens. But now they are doing some sort of "dirty work"? Like what?

          I am not saying they are Mother Teresa and are not trying to maximizing profit over individual concerns. But they have played by the rules. They adjusted their plans according to the new rules. And now they have to change them again. I see where they would be agitated.

        And again this a red herring. They and to change their policies because of ACA. that is what is was contending originally.

        As for the carriers:

        According to the

        Insurance Information Institute

        there were 1,257 life/health insurance companies in the United States in 2006.

        As for the state entities I would say they are different considering the different governance structures and state regulations they have to respond to. I just do not believe (nor do you prove anything other an assertion) there are hundreds of Insurance co leaders inspiring to subvert a law that gives them more customers at the risk of best practices. I mean did they have a massive (and secret- oxymoron) conference call?  

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