President Obama’s attempt to “fix” the Obamacare train wreck with yet another government diktat is just making things worse, an insurance expert said Thursday.
And it’s impossible to fix it now, anyway.
Insurance companies have spent months getting ready for the Dec. 15 deadline to offer insurance coverage that takes effect Jan. 1, industry consultant and analyst Robert Laszewski told Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File.”
Obama’s statement Thursday gives companies 30 days to prepare new policies, mail the information to customers and get responses back, Laszewski said. That means a government that had three years to build a website and failed spectacularly is now expecting the private sector to overhaul its plans in a month.
“This administration can’t get their website straight in three years and they want in 31 days for these insurance companies to change everything,” Laszewski said.
“It’s logistically impossible.”
But that doesn’t really matter to the Obama administration. The “fix” Obama announced was “about politics,” Laszewski said – basically putting the blame on the private sector for the totally predictable results of its own policies.
“This administration is in the hot seat,” he said. “It’s got this hot potato and throwing to the insurance industry.”
Kelly agreed. The White House, she said, is saying “what we want to tell people is the Affordable Care Act is not going to be the reason why insurers have to cancel your plan. Insurance agencies are saying, ‘you’ve got to be kidding me. You’re the ones who put is this position.’”
Check out the interview below.
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