View Poll Results: Should the American Citizen be forced to bail out the Insurance Companies?

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  • Yes, the U.S. citizenry should be made to bail out the insurance companies

    2 6.90%
  • No, health insurance companies have made their bed.

    27 93.10%
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Thread: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well, that's skipping ahead too fast. First the Obamaites will now have an excuse to bail out insurance companies by forcing higher taxes on the rich. The rich have too much money, so tax them at 70% to bail out the insurance companies. When that fails, then institute single payer and raise taxes on EVERYONE because, well... that was the plan all along wasn't it?
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    I wouldn't like to play this administration in a game of chess. They are 10 steps ahead across the boards...and knew the end game before the pieces were on the board.
    The minute ACA passed and the supreme court failed the people...we should have seen single payer coming a mile away.

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    We should never bail out any company for any reason.
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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    The minute ACA passed and the supreme court failed the people...we should have seen single payer coming a mile away.
    I get that somehow people just figured out that the ACA has built in mechanisms to stabilize premiums and mitigate risk for the first three years (2014-2016) while the private coverage expansions phase in.

    What I can't figure out is how this is simultaneously being spun as a "bailout" of the private insurance industry and a sign this was designed to collapse the private insurance industry and usher in an era of single-payer. If it didn't have risk corridors and transitional reinsurance to stabilize private markets at the beginning, then maybe there'd be an argument for the latter.

    Surely the fact (which apparently comes as quite a revelation for some) that the ACA was designed to prevent an insurance death spiral while people/consumers figured this out during the start-up phase should give folks at least some pause in declaring it was designed to destroy private insurance.

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