Hugh R. Fojut: Obamacare profits

October 12, 2013 

Obamacare profits

After reading “The people speak on ‘Obamacare’ ” on the Oct. 5 Other Opinion page, I came away more dumfounded than ever.

Everyone wants to blame President Obama for their misfortunes, yet I wonder whether there isn’t a much bigger picture here. I read, over and over, that BCBS sent letters stating that existing plans would not be available under Obamacare. Why not? Should we not be asking why the insurance companies are not offering the original plans? This sounds to me like a rate increase under the guise of offering “better” plans.

If your letter-writers like their old policies, why not let them have them? This, I believe, is where the insurance commission needs to step up and look into these outrageous increases. A rate increase is a rate increase. Let us call it what it is. Someone, somewhere is benefiting from these policy changes. I just don’t see what this has to do with Obamacare. Obamacare is law and is meant to benefit the American people.

Once again, we have unscrupulous people and companies that are out to defund and debunk this law and will do anything to achieve this – and also be the only ones to profit from it.

Hugh R. Fojut

Raleigh

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