California: The Obamacare success story

Bend over, California, here it comes.

Mere hours ago, California was once again touted as an example of success for Obamacare, an island of completed sign-ups in a national sea of unresponsive websites and frustrated customers.

Covered California [the state insurance exchange] has been a positive headline-generating machine for the Affordable Care Act.

So how’s the roll-out going in the Golden State of Success? Continue reading “California: The Obamacare success story”

The Pants on Fire Report: Covered California required insurers to cancel plans

Spoiling the bushel.

President Obama blamed health-insurance cancellations on “bad-apple” insurers, who presumably offered and then cancelled the lousy, cut-rate insurance plan that you liked, but don’t get to keep, because they (the insurers) are bruised and full of worms.

That’s the extent of the rational explanation the president offered for the supposed “bad-apple” cancellations:  that they were perpetrated by “bad apples.”  Which, by definition, as we all know, do “bad apple” things.

But it turns out that, in California, at least, the bad apples were actually located Continue reading “The Pants on Fire Report: Covered California required insurers to cancel plans”