ND Insurance Executive: Obamacare Will Force Workers Onto Federal Health Care Plans
Obamacare will push more workers onto federally-subsidized health care plans, says Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota President Paul Von Ebers told Scott Hennen. That combined with the uncertainty of the status of the health care bill is pushing premiums to be more expensive.
Discussing recent rate increases on the Scott Hennen Show yesterday, Paul Von Ebers detailed how federal subsidies (which will be implemented in 2014 to avoid further politicization of the issue during the 2012 Presidential elections), will dramatically affect how employers deliver healthcare to their workers. Some employers will be compelled to direct their personnel to request federal subsidies instead of providing their own policies, Ebers said.
And while insurance providers across the nation are scrambling to prepare for these deserted claims, whether or not national healthcare will remain the law of the land when that 2014 date approaches still remains to be seen, thanks to a torrent of lawsuits brought up by dozens of states (including North Dakota) challenging the constitutionality of the landmark measure.
“There is a huge amount of uncertainty about what’s going to happen with the law. The first issue of uncertainty is this is heading for the Supreme Court, and what will the Supreme Court do? Will they throw out the whole law…or part of the law, or will they let it stand as it is? We don’t know the answer to that” Ebers said.
In other words, Obamacare is making health care less affordable and harder to get. It’s will also make more Americans dependent on the federal government.
Which, again, was the point all along I think. The idea of Obamacare was to destroy private insurance and push Americans onto government insurance. Allow this to go on long enough, and inevitably we’re stuck with a single-payer, universal health care system.
Whether we can afford it, or whether we even wanted it, or not.Tags: blue cross blue shield, North Dakota News, obamacare, paul von ebers