Thursday, January 19, 2017

Why Trumpcare might sign you up for health insurance without asking

Maybe this is what he meant by 'everyone is insured...'.

Increasing the denominator:

Republicans on the Hill are taking a close look at an idea they believe could actually expand health coverage: just enroll everyone in a health plan unless they opt out. 
Hill staffers and conservative health wonks have been tossing the idea around for awhile as a way to replace Obamacare's individual mandate while continuing to cover everyone with pre-existing conditions — something that becomes too expensive without healthy people to cover the costs. 
Many now point to auto-enrollment as one of the best ways to cover more people without bleeding federal dollars.

Long story short:  Enroll Everyone (ie increase the denominator)  ... to... replace the individual mandate (ie denominator = 1) ... which is .... too expensive.

Art of the deal.... ie an acquisitor's approach vs. the former intellectual's approach?  Perhaps.

If so the libertarians won't like it...

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