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  •  You are misinformed (0+ / 0-)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES document dated March 5, 2016:

    Extension of Transitional Policy through October 1, 2016

    On November 14, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a letter to the State Insurance Commissioners outlining a transitional policy for non-grandfathered coverage in the small group and individual health insurance markets.  CMS announced in its November 14, 2013 letter that, if permitted by applicable State authorities, health insurance issuers may choose to continue certain coverage that would otherwise be cancelled, and affected individuals and small businesses may choose to re-enroll in such coverage.
    And are now extending those out-of-compliance plans for two additional years:
    We have considered the impact of the transitional policy and will extend our transitional policy for two years – to policy years beginning on or before October 1, 2016, in the small group and individual markets.
    So, the cancellation of all of those sub-standard plans that were originally delayed 4 years from the inception of the law, was delayed another year in November and now two more years.  A total of 7 years.

    Oh.. but wait.. I read on DailyKos that the ACA was a resounding success! Hooo boy!

    •  minor tweak that affects few people (0+ / 0-)

      on the individual market, turnover can be every 18 months. Irrelevant for policy, decent enough politics.

      It's amazing to me that you ignore the drop in uninsured (gallup) and millions who sign up (Charles Gaba) as well as those who intend to (Gallup) (and btw preceding links are data, not opinion) or effect on budget (LA Times)  and blow it off.

      For some reason you conflate "love it" (not true with ACA, for sure) with "need it" or "intend to do it",  or 'does what it's intended" better measure of success.

      "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" — Upton Sinclair

      by Greg Dworkin on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 09:24:52 AM PDT

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    •  I was referring to the latest round of regulations (0+ / 0-)

      the bulk of which were as described by my post.    Extending the acceptance of some plans was a small part - and I would say a negligible part - of the regulations changed.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 06:46:11 PM PDT

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