According to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, statistics show that Obamacare is doing just fine, and the “marketplace is strong.”
Nationwide, 6.4 million people have signed up for coverage for 2017, an increase of nearly 7 percent from this time last year.
Burwell says that 6.4 million Americans have signed up for healthcare coverage for 2017, adding that the reason for this rise in enrollments is because the free assistance Obamacare navigators have been offering consumers.
I try not to inject my personal opinion in many stories we push out, but these statistics are total bu**sh*t.
Here is how I can justify by claim:
First of all, I am a walking orthopedic case from years of playing Futbol, weight lighting, baseball, and martial arts, so I need the preexisting conditions option.
Yes, I do pack a punch.
On December 6, 2016, I signed up for a new AvMed healthcare plan under Obamacare.
The reason why I had to go to AvMed was because the other Obamacare plan I currently have, Humana, decided to drop my plan from the exchange.
Yup, because of the costs of Obamacare, Humana dropped me as of January 1, 2017, forcing me to get new healthcare coverage from another vendor, which bolsters these new phony Obamacare sign up numbers.
This is, has been happening all over the country.
In a span of 3 years, AvMed will be my fourth healthcare plan.
In late 2014, Blue Cross Blue Shield notified me that “because of the Obamacare law” my policy would be terminated. I quickly jump on a new, more expensive BCBS plan, only to be told almost a year later that it was also being dissolved, and that I had to find another Obamacare plan.
So, what is happening is that many of these new enrollees are actual recycles from other Obamacare plans that are being closed down.
Heck, don’t take my word for it, look what the Sun-Sentinel reported earlier this year:
In July, Humana said it planned to reduce its presence across the nation from 1,351 counties in 19 states this year to 156 counties in 11 states next year. A Humana spokesman said by email that Florida is one of the 11 states where it will continue to offer ACA plans, but the company did not reveal whether Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade will be among the 156 counties.
And this week, Aetna said it was withdrawing from ACA marketplaces in 11 states, including Florida. The pullout includes plans sold under Aetna’s Coventry Health Care of Florida brand.
Excluding Aetna and Humana, just four companies have submitted plans to sell on the exchange in Florida in 2017: Florida Blue, Ambetter, Molina and Cigna. Florida Blue and Molina confirmed by email plans to sell in the tri-county region in 2017. Representatives of Cigna and Ambetter did not respond to requests for information.
Arizona has also felt the Obamacare pain over the past couple of years, as residents of the Copper State have seen their healthcare premiums and deductibles rise at an alarming rate. This, of course, is aside from the dropped health coverage as a result of companies like Blue Cross and Aetna leaving the exchange.
Once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, only two healthcare companies will be providing in in 2017 -Ambetter and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Both insurers will exclude Maricopa County, but still hike up their rates statewide by 51-74.5 percent.
President-elect Donald Trump can’t get in office fast enough to revamp or, repeal and replace this disastrous healthcare law known the world over as Obamacare.