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United Healthcare to exit marketplace

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by justtxyank, May 31, 2016.

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  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    UHC will end it's individual plans at the end of 2016 in all on-exchange markets AND all off -exchange markets with the exception of Utah.

    Effective January 1, 2017, all UHC plans will be terminated.

    This impacts only plans purchased outside of your employer.
     
  2. Space Ghost

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    But But But Obamacare is so great!
     
  3. Commodore

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    link?
     
  4. justtxyank

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    Internal notice only but you'll see it soon. Existing members will receive a letter within a few weeks.
     
  5. Duncan McDonuts

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    Marketplace is a POS. I'm still waiting on my 1095-A after 2 months and 2 "escalations".
     
  6. Commodore

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    end existing plans and then offer new terms, or stop offering them entirely?
     
  7. justtxyank

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    Cancelled entirely.
     
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    To clarify this is going to be marketplace plans (healthcare.gov) AND off-exchange plans (direct through their website, broker, paper app, etc.)

    They want no individual plans except for non-ACA compliant short term medical plans. Losses too big.
     
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    in no other country in the world does fetishizing the free market cause such haphazard compromise solutions. you have to choose between a business model that means tens of thousands of uninsured people die a year and millions are under-serviced, or get dumped in emergency rooms OR driving an unsustainable industry to the ground while providing really crappy service. Maybe if emergency room visits were considered back-door bailouts to the insurance industry, people would get slightly more fired up.

    I'd like to hear a few coherent arguments why single-payer is not feasible when 53 Commonwealth nations (including India) over a much larger and more diverse population have implemented it with better healthcare outcomes at lower spend?
     
  10. rockbox

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    They need to let people buy into medicare.
     
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    Interesting. Will there be any impact or fallout on their state contracts?
     
  12. DaDakota

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    It sure as hell is.

    Can't help it if the greedy PAC supporting Insurance companies are going to have to adjust - that is good for us all in the end.

    We need national healthcare - just pull back 50% of the military budget and spend it on education and healthcare and our country will be better off.

    DD
     
  13. robbie380

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    Insurance is the problem
     
  14. HR Dept

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    Obamacare will suffer its death soon enough, and Single-Payer will be its beneficiary.
     
  15. EddieWasSnubbed

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    I feel like I'm already buying into it. Except, I'm only buying in for people of lower income than myself.(technically under Medicaid)

    Makes no sense...
     
  16. Bobbythegreat

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    So wait, Obamacare is turning out to be a failure just like everyone said it would be? I'm shocked.
     
  17. tallanvor

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    The worst part isn't that its failing, its that all its supporters cant seem to learn from their mistakes. You can even read comments here saying 'its great' :rolleyes:. IT doesn't reduce healthcare costs like promised ($2500 a house hold was the promise). It costs a ton (we were promised it would cost nothing). Besides wealth redistribution can someone tell me what this law achieves? Wealth redistribution can be ok, but this is probably the most inefficient and ****tiest means of doing it.
     
  18. dragician

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    time to move to Canada.
     
  19. tallanvor

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    Canadians go to the US for helathcare quite often.
     
  20. TheRealist137

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    Ignoring the simple fact that you don't even specify "how" often. This still says nothing about whether or not the Canadian healthcare system is better or not.
     

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