HEALTH PLANS: The Blues says that AHPs would Raise Costs, Won’t Reduce Uninsured

Here’s some totally self-serving propaganda from the Blues about how terrible AHPs are and how Federal AHPs would raise costs, create more uninsurance and (although they don’t mention it) be a likely venue of huge amounts of fraud — as were the AHP’s predecessors the MEWPs. The only issue I have with this propaganda is that it’s basically true!

Now the Blues have much to feel guilty about, in that they have beefed up their profits while being much more aggressive about their underwriting, and have managed to flail around politically when they could ensure themselves a decent future in a universal insurance system — although that would take some leadership which is yet to be apparent.  Plus they are obviously not a united movement.  How can Anthem identify with a tiny independent non-profit Blues of Lesser Bupkiss? 

But in this instance, they are on the sides of the righteous policy wonks.

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