In what appears to be a "we're not kidding" effort by Republicans reacting to reduced ACA Marketplace insurer participation, their plan is to completely dismantle ObamaCare...I mean introduce competitors not on the exchanges.
I just had to shred this one. Lets take a look at the State Flexibility to Provide Affordable Health Options Act...
STATE COULD ALLOW WISCONSINITES RECEIVING SUBSIDIES TO BUY INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE POLICIES NOT OFFERED ON OBAMACARE EXCHANGES, WITH NO PENALTY ON INDIVIDUALS WHO CANNOT FIND A GOOD PLAN.Let's see, reward taxpayer subsidies to insurance companies who decided not to be on the exchanges, offering fewer health services for the same price, but also allow people to go without any coverage at all. Wow, that sounds like a world without ObamaCare.
Maybe I've got something wrong...one more time...
- Give states with a failing Obamacare exchange the authority to allow residents to use their Obamacare subsidy to purchase any health plan of their choice, even those off the exchange, for the 2017 plan year.
- If the state chooses to use this authority to allow residents to use subsidies outside of the exchange, the legislation will waive the Obamacare law’s requirement that you must buy a specific health care plan or pay a fine of as much as $2,000 for a family of four next year.
That's our Dumb Ron Johnson.
A summary of the State Flexibility to Provide Affordable Health Options Act is available online HERE