Nearly 200,000 of my fellow Coloradans are set to lose their coverage under the strictures of ♡bamaCare!!!:
State insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar touched off an outcry Friday by confirming to news outlets that health-care policies covering 190,000 people will be dropped in 2016 because they fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act.
Colorado Senate Majority Leader Bill Cadman called the action “a huge blow to another 190,000 Coloradans who will be forced out of their existing healthcare plans.”
A year ago, President Obama extended the deadline on policies that failed to meet Obamacare’s heightened coverage requirements, allowing policyholders to renew their old coverage through 2016, but Ms. Salazar decided that a one-year extension was enough, said her spokesman, Vincent Plymell.
“She gave people the extra year last year to continue these plans and just felt that it was time now. The ACA passed in 2010 and it’s time to move people to better coverage,” Mr. Plymell told Health News Colorado.
Better for whom, kemosabe?
Better for the elderly man who now get “free” pap smears? Better for the Scientologist who has to pay for psychiatry coverage? Better for the newlywed gay male couple, trying to save money for adoption, whose new plan requires them to pay for annual breast exams for which they are clearly unequipped to take advantage of?
I liked it “better” before.