Obamacare Consensus: Insurers Need Government Handouts

Congress and the courts are losing patience with the government's lawless implementation of Obamacare, which involves unlawful expenditures to subsidize insurance companies.  [Credit:forbes.com]

Obamacare’s survival depends on government handouts to insurers. [Credit:forbes.com]

The Commonwealth Fund recently released a study of the Obamacare individual market.  It found that corporate subsidies like the reinsurance program have played a “crucial role in helping insurers transition.”  Because that “transition” has so far gone poorly, the authors recommend that policymakers not allow the reinsurance program to expire at the end of the year, as required under current law. They believe that the handouts should continue “until the reformed market has matured.”  To find out why that’s a terrible idea, click here.