Keep these three words in mind.
The Kaiser Foundation has just issued a 28-page report on what the costs will be for families. These costs will be determined by 50 exchanges in the 50 states. So far, 17 states have issued estimates.
The exchanges are supposed to be ready for business on October 1. Coverage begins on January 1.
Where are the missing 33 exchanges? The federal government must run them. The federal government is staying mute.
With three weeks to go, there is no real understanding of what the costs will be for most premium payers.
This is going to be an administrative disaster. It is a programming disaster. It is going to prove to millions of voters that the federal government does not know what it is doing.
This will become evident on October 1, the day the new fiscal year begins.
This is going to be a spectator extravaganza of great entertainment value. This will be blame-shifting on a scale not seen since Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent.
This will be grist for a lot of anti-government mills.
Your family’s budget is on the line. How do you intend to budget for this? Who will help you figure it out? How soon?
I am on Medicare. No problem for me. My wife is exempt. She pays $1,000 a year to Christian Healthcare Ministries. So, we are pure spectators. You probably aren’t. You will pay for the entertainment. So, you might as well enjoy the fun. Get your money’s worth. How much money? Ask Nancy Pelosi.