For the first time, a county in America has lost all of its Obamacare insurers.

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    Aug 30, 2016 1:18 PM GMT
    Pinal County, AZ residents will be required to pay the Obamacare Non Compliance Tax since there are no insurers:

    Pinal County, Arizona, right next to Phoenix, was founded in 1875 and is home to roughly 400,000 people.

    It's also the county that Obamacare forgot.

    After Aetna's announcement that it will roll back 70% of its offerings in public exchanges, Pinal County appears to be the only county in the US with a public exchange but zero insurers offering Affordable Care Act plans in 2017.

    This leaves people that need insurance through the ACA in Pinal County with limited options. Currently, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is participating in the county, but it has plans to pull out in 2017.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/pinal-county-arizona-has-no-obamacare-insurers-2016-8
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    Aug 30, 2016 8:14 PM GMT
    WestCoastJock saidHow can they pay a tax if there are no insurers?


    Johnny can't read?

    "If that's the case, it's mostly going to be unaffordable for those who are already receiving subsidies," Cox told Business Insider. "They're no longer going to be eligible for the subsidies, and it is likely that private coverage is not going to be affordable without the subsidies."

    Cox said that these people would not be subject to any penalties under the individual mandate, but if they were injured or got sick during the year, they "could be faced with significant medical bills."

    To be fair, even before Obamacare, many areas of the country had limited options when it came to health insurance, but that probably isn't much relief for people in Pinal County and other places around the US. "

    So basically they get the Republican "plan".


  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 30, 2016 8:32 PM GMT
    Insurance companies are enjoying record profits. They continue to fuck the American people and whine that the one pool in Obamacare isn't as profitable as they want. Boo Hoo. I say fuck'em. Let's eliminate them from that market and all Obamacare markets (so they can't pick and choose) and offer Medicare buy in to all who want it. You moron Repukes are shills for thieves.
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    Aug 31, 2016 3:09 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidInsurance companies are enjoying record profits. They continue to fuck the American people and whine that the one pool in Obamacare isn't as profitable as they want. Boo Hoo. I say fuck'em. Let's eliminate them from that market and all Obamacare markets (so they can't pick and choose) and offer Medicare buy in to all who want it. You moron Repukes are shills for thieves.


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