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Date posted - October 1, 2013
We’re shutting down the government in order to require individuals to buy health insurance. Yet, few people will be able to buy insurance because few Health Exchanges are ready to enroll employers or individual employees; show an employer’s affordable coverage or what health plan options are available; verify our income or eligibility; or, identify if we qualify for a subsidy or how much we actually have to pay. With 20,000 pages of regulations, 61 pages of instructions, a 15 page application and 1,000 questions, we may not notice that these health plans have $3,000 to $5,000 deductibles; and, $50 co-pays with a much longer wait time to get an intake exam by a Physician’s Assistant; and, $50 co-pays with long lines to have lab tests. Politicians want to give tens of millions of people affordable health insurance, but they have not increased the number of medical providers or service facilities. In fact, this law regulates doctors, cuts funds for facilities and taxes medical devices. Why not delay implementation?