Senate's Lower Health Care Cost Act Repeats Worst Features of Obamacare

Remember the big lies of Obamacare?  One of the biggest was, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”  But once Obamacare went into effect in 2014, consumers suddenly found that their health plans did not cover their doctors.  Unfortunately, a new bill before the U.S. Senate threatens to give insurance customers déjà vu all over again. Dubbed the “Lower Health Care Cost Act,” the bill claims to protect recipients of unexpected medical bills that their healthcare plans will not cover.  In reality, it imposes price controls on insurers similar to Obamacare. The result could be more patients finding that their doctors are no longer covered by their healthcare plans. Obamacare imposed a type of price control on individual markets called “community rating.”  Its unintended effect was to increase premiums for younger, healthier customers, causing them to forego insurance.  The result was health...(Read Full Article)