The hits just keep on coming, but you don’t hear them from a mainstream media that is spinning as fast as it can to make Obamacare look good. The reality of Obamacare is frightening, and those who are reporting the facts need to be heard. Michelle Malkin is most certainly one.
From Michelle Malkin
The Affordable Care Act created a 90-day grace period before insurers can drop patients who fall behind on premiums. So, delinquents who obtain tax-subsidized health insurance through an Obamacare health insurance exchange have three months to settle up their bills prior to their policy being canceled. As written, the law puts insurers on the hook for the grace period…the bureaucrats at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decided to issue a rule in March making insurers responsible only for paying claims during the first 30 days of the debtors’ grace period…customers are entrusted to foot the bills for additional services. But if they blow off the payments, it’s up to physicians and hospitals to collect.
Knowing they are entitled to three months of grace period coverage, dishonest persons could stop paying premiums on the ninth month, enjoy free coverage during the 90-day grace period, have their coverage terminated, and then re-enter the exchange market where the Affordable Care Act’s guaranteed issue mandate would prohibit another plan from denying them coverage.
…this regulation will hurt patients by dissuading doctors from participating in exchange plans. In short: less choice, higher prices, increased potential for fraud, more bureaucratic headaches and more disincentives to enter or stay in the medical profession.
Read it all here: Obamacare’s Perilous Protection Plan for Debtors