The Democrat policy that was supposed to fix expensive health insurance needs another bailout proving once again that the whole program is not only a scam, but unsustainable.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lackluster enrollment in private plans and shrinking federal funds may force the state to cover a greater share of Minnesota’s healthinsurance exchange.
MNsure stands to get another $11.7 million in state money from Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal for technological improvements. The state has to chip in more because public plan signups have far outpaced private plan enrollments.
The governor also wants to assume costs for staff that review insurance rates and investigate complaints. Those changes would bring the state’s running tab for the exchange to at least $23 million.
Don’t forget, the people who Dayton put in charge to run this thing already got performance bonuses. They were only held accountable for a failed launch after it was too late. There was no oversight of MNSure, “The Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange”.
I have been saying that Obamacare was a trojan horse for single-payer government run insurance since before it was hastily rushed through a Democrat Congress. It was clear to most sane people that Obamacare was a tourniquet for Health Insurance problems, not a cure. It was not designed to fix the high cost of health insurance and health care. I believe it was specifically designed to destroy the existing system.
You see, Obamacare was designed to bankrupt insurance companies. Mandating coverage of everyone, no matter how expensive their preexisting condition is, is going to have ramifications. Democrats who passed Obamacare & MNSure must have known that this would hurt everyone else. Oh yeah, they call that fairness.
The fact is Democrats never intended insurance exchanges like MNSure and Healthcare.gov to be the solution. But the problem is, that their placebo has failed too soon. The question is, do we have the stomach for actually repealing a failed and unsustainable entitlement before people get addicted to “free” expensive stuff that ends up ruining entire sectors of our economy?
You see, if Mark Dayton can bandaid MNSure together for a few more years, more people will get addicted to government run, very poorly, health insurance they will be too afraid to go back to a free market solution.