Archive for November, 2013
As the storm continues to gather around the healthcare exchange’s troubles, the news media is beginning to fixate on a new question: What happens if the young and healthy don’t come? At what date have Healthcare.gov and the state exchanges lost the young invincibles that are the key the law’s long term success? Won’t health care reform be doomed when Healthcare.gov crashes on black Friday?
The US healthcare system has been compared to a gigantic mega-tanker and that analogy is particularly apt in this case. The exchanges early floundering will certainly impact the course of health insurance rates. However unlike a modern tanker, health insurance carriers don’t have a GPS to pinpoint the course change but are still using tools closer to compasses and half completed current charts.