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August 17, 2016 6:06 am

New Problem Exposed in Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Additional Major Health Insurer Opts Out

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President Barack Obama. Photo: JNS.org.

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Washington Post – Insurance giant Aetna’s decision to stop offering much of its individual coverage through the Affordable Care Act is exposing a problem in President Obama’s signature health-care law that could lead to another fraught political battle in Congress.

Aetna’s announcement Monday night was the latest sign that large insurers are losing money in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces, heightening concerns about the long-term stability of a key part of Obama’s domestic policy legacy. But addressing this issue could open the door to a nasty political fight, given that some Republicans have vowed to repeal the law outright.

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  • Jay Lavine

    The fallacy of the U.S. government’s approach is that it cares only about “providing” “health care” and not about the quality of care. In particular, it fails to address the plethora of unnecessary surgery and other procedures that overwhelm the entrepreneurial system, resulting in catastrophic financial outlays, not to mention the battery of innocent people. This is where Jewish medicine differs.

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