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Rule advances cheaper, skimpier health plans; ‘you’re going to save a fortune,’ president promises small-business owners

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This article was published June 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump's administration issued a new rule Tuesday to make it easier for small businesses to band together and set up health insurance plans that skirt many requirements of the Affordable Care Act, offering lower costs but also fewer benefits.

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TimberTopper says... June 20, 2018 at 5:29 a.m.

Trump says you are going to save millions. He has lied again, as you are putting yourself at risk for millions due to the fact if it doesn't cover all that the ACA does you don't have a major medical policy.

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RBear says... June 20, 2018 at 6:14 a.m.

Junk health insurance that doesn't have any reasonable coverage amounts or has very high deductibles. "Similar small-business health plans have a history of fraud and abuse that have left employers and employees with hundreds of millions in unpaid medical bills. The problems are described in dozens of court cases and enforcement actions taken over more than a decade by federal and state officials."
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That quoted paragraph pretty much sums up this change in health plans. It's a shoot from the hip approach that has not concept of an overall strategy and is designed to garner Trump a gold star for "improving healthcare." Any rational educated adult can see the Ponzi scheme being created by these plans.

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23cal says... June 20, 2018 at 8:05 a.m.

I had one of these plans prior to the ACA. They suck.
You pay for coverage that doesn't cover what you need covered when you need it covered.....with outrageous deductibles.

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Whippersnapper says... June 20, 2018 at 9:02 a.m.

I have had a HDHP/HSA plan since 2006 and I love it. The premiums are lower than the HMO plan I had in 2005 and earlier, and I put the premium savings into the HSA to fund it. I have met out my deductible in 3 of the 13 years I have been on the plan and I had HSA funds available for my expenses those years (and other years). Of course, it requires discipline and self-control to sock away money that you don't immediately need, which is why liberals hate the thought of such plans, but for the adults among us, the plans work beautifully.

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mrcharles says... June 20, 2018 at 10:43 a.m.

I see sick and dying children in Children's Hospital, on TV St Judes, Shriners Hospital , and sadly their parents did not have the discipline to have self control. Heck fire, some even had refrigerators and microwaves and allowed their children to have new shoes from wal mart when they could have used , those bread wrappers some woman up north wore.

Former insurance companies were of course , when they were not paying zillions out to the leaders of their syndicate, concerned about the well being of their clients , somewhere down the line form profit worries and bureaucratic gobley gooooke.

whooper we missed your take on many subjects. I will say we can expect your take on things just as we can on MM, with usually a concern over all determent that talking primates have to deal with is due to wild spending and lack of concern in a judeo-christian civilized society. I do give you credit for being no moz or GM, with blatant racism not to mention a higher IQ that they have.

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TimberTopper says... June 20, 2018 at 10:47 a.m.

Whipper, Just to let you know for sure. Liberals don't hate HSA Plans. They and others close by in name and benefits have been around for years. The good part is that you have an income that is large enough for you to fund the savings portion of the plan, some are not as fortunate, but they can make payments on their deductible charges if necessary. However, the plan Trump is pushing will not be nearly as good, and some are going to fall for the BS, and in the end loose their azz.

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