At least one member of Governor Sununu’s staff is claiming that the Alexander-Murray bill, which restores the Obamacare “CSR” payments that President Trump recently ended, reduces the deficit:CSR -Cost Sharing Reduction- payments are a euphemism for the federal government forcing taxpayers to reimburse insurance companies for losses incurred as a result of Obamacare requiring insurers to charge lower premiums and/or deductibles to lower-income insureds.
As HotAir has explained, CBO basically “cooked the books” in order to claim Alexander-Murray reduces the deficit. More specifically, Continue reading →
Sevigny’s proposal is not reinsurance as that term has been historically understood.
Reinsurance does not require government intervention. It is a voluntary transaction between private insurers. An insurance company insures part of the policies it has written with one or more other insurance companies. The insurance company that wrote the insurance is protecting itself against claims being higher than anticipated. The insurance companies reinsuring the policies are essentially betting that claims will not be higher than anticipated.
What Sevigny is talking about bears no resemblance to true reinsurance. He wants to force insurance companies to pay into a government “pool of money” from which he will make payments to Obamacare insurers to cover their losses from Obamacare. Continue reading →
RINOpublican Senators Collins, McCain and Murkowski were barely done stabbing the voters who gave the GOP control of the federal government in the back when Senate Minority Leader Cryin Chuck Schumer was bloviatweeting about the need for a “bipartisan” “fix” for the mess that Obamacare has made of healthcare:Schumer’s fixes for Obamacare, however, would move us closer to a “single-payer,” that is Wetsern-European style, government-run healthcare. Continue reading →
So based on what the Associated Press has reported, I have to say that Sununu’s plan to replace Obamacare is just more of the same.
In other words, Sununu’s plan, again based on the Associated Press reporting, is to replace Obamacare with Sununucare. More particularly “design[ing] a New Hampshire system for New Hampshire citizens” means shifting powers from the federal bureaucrats and regulators to State bureaucrats and regulators. Continue reading →