Skip to comments.The Obama Admin Just Exempted US Territories From Obamacare
Posted on 07/21/2014 10:48:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Obama administration issued yet another waiver to get out of Obamacare for all the U.S. territories.
The exemption, posted Thursday on a Department of Health and Human Services website, frees U.S. territories from a host of Obamacare regulations on health insurance markets. The territories already werent subject to much of the health care law the individual mandate doesnt apply to the territories and premium subsidies arent available.
What did apply were a host of regulations on the health insurance markets operating in the territories. Obamacares rules for insurance companies providing mandated health benefits to all customers, limits on insurer profits, and guaranteed coverage for those with pre-existing conditions all force insurers to take a hit, but in the territories, the sweeteners that make Obamacare a great deal for insurance companies in the states dont apply.
The individual mandate and premium subsidies were supposed to bring healthy and young customers into the insurance market. Even in the states, thats not working nearly as well as the Obama administration had hoped. But without either provisions, the insurance markets in the territories were tanking due to the influx of sick patients and the new benefits insurers were required to provide.
The U.S. territories have been pleading with the Obama administration to exempt them from the regulations, but HHS officials had refused until now.
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Furthermore, as HHS reminded one territorial governor at the time, they initially lobbied for inclusion in ObamaCare:
Pen and a phone.
Texas needs to become a US Territory asap so we can rid ourselves of the buffoon at 1600 White Hut Ave
If I were a US Doctor of anything, I would strongly be considering moving my practice to the territories. What a financial boon as American doctors and hospitals become overwhelmed, underfunded, and people begin to die while waiting to even be able to get an appointment.
Millions of Americans would forgo the 0bamacare failure and travel to get appropriate medical treatment.
Also, his buddies, the ROP crowd is exempt from obamacare.
A law must apply to all, or none. If it does not apply to all, it is invalid.
If a law is selectively enforced, it is invalid and no longer binding.
I think the med tourism industry will prosper somewhere in the Caribbean, an easy flight from the US.
but obamacare is such great stuff why deprive them of this wonderful program?
How about we all exempt ourselves from Obamacare?
...he doesn’t care about poor brown skinned minorities?
Hey maybe Boenhner can file another law suit.
Can't do what the Constitution says and impeach, nope instead the brave republicans in Congress will do what the Constitution doesn't allow and sue obama in small claims court.
Oddly, the price of real estate in the territories just doubled...
Already started....my hub had HIFU done in Cancun....because FDA would approve it...although, Canada, Mexico, most of Europe did...
that SHOULD BE....”FDA would NOT approve”
Bummer... I live in one of the “Original 13”.
You didn’t REALLY think Barbara Boxer’s Tuna Cannery interests were going to be harmed by Dem Legislation, did you?
Remember, she also exempted herself from paying minimum wage to her cannery employees in American Samoa, several years ago.
I’d move to Guam, but it might capsize.
Take me with you and I’ll land on the opposite side.
Sound like a plan! :-)