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Aetna to exit California's individual insurance market
Fox News ^ | 6/15/13 | Reuters

Posted on 06/15/2013 5:19:22 PM PDT by jimbo123

Aetna Inc said on Saturday it has notified California's insurance regulator that it plans to stop selling health policies to individual consumers in the state at the end of 2013.

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But people with individual health coverage with Aetna will have to find alternative coverage by year's end.

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The move comes as California, the country's most populous state, prepares for the fall launch of a state health exchange authorized by President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; california; deathpanels; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 06/15/2013 5:19:22 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Obama’s Affordable Care Act is unaffordable.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 5:23:19 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: jimbo123

and so it begins.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 5:25:23 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: FatherofFive
...why hang around for a sure loss....

not exactly risk-free with the Big Zero in charge....

4 posted on 06/15/2013 5:28:06 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: JohnBrowdie

The other California insurance companies who agreed to be in the ObamaCare exchanges are modifying their policies to only allow access to the worst doctors in their networks. The ObamaCare exchange doctors most likely won’t even be able to speak English.


5 posted on 06/15/2013 5:29:40 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Chickens coming home to roost!!!


6 posted on 06/15/2013 5:32:45 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: Forrestfire


Meet the new California ObamaCare Exchange doctors...
7 posted on 06/15/2013 5:34:56 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: FatherofFive

They try all sorts of things to bring California down and this might just do it.


8 posted on 06/15/2013 5:38:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jimbo123

>> Meet the new California ObamaCare Exchange doctors...

Is that white guy on the table dead? ;-)


9 posted on 06/15/2013 5:38:38 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: jimbo123

49,000 of 38,000,0000 people. .13%

Now this may signal a trend, but on it’s own it’s small potatoes.


10 posted on 06/15/2013 5:38:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: jimbo123

“A lot of people are trying to scare you. Let me be clear: if you like your insurance, you’ll be able to keep it.”


B.S. Obama


11 posted on 06/15/2013 5:39:36 PM PDT by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: muawiyah

>> They try all sorts of things to bring California down

“they” who?

Californians? The most self-destructive people on earth?

:-)


12 posted on 06/15/2013 5:40:04 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

He’s not dead. He’s resting.


13 posted on 06/15/2013 5:40:16 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: nascarnation

>> 49,000 of 38,000,0000 people. .13%

Yeah... just one dominoe.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 5:41:16 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: jimbo123

>> He’s not dead. He’s resting.

lol

Hope he’s comfortable.

And confident. ;-)


15 posted on 06/15/2013 5:42:22 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: jimbo123

This is the intent; to destroy private healthcare.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: jimbo123
it's coming...

17 posted on 06/15/2013 5:46:00 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nervous Tick
He’s not dead. He’s resting.

...while being prepared for the "Liverpool Pathway"

18 posted on 06/15/2013 5:46:05 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Is that white guy on the table dead?

No! He's pining for the fjords.

19 posted on 06/15/2013 5:47:02 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: jimbo123

The guy was 20 when he was admitted.......


20 posted on 06/15/2013 5:48:08 PM PDT by Average Al ( Our founder fathers never knew we could fail due to a Techtatorship.)
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To: jimbo123

A law should be passed that does not allow the insurance company to leave California.


21 posted on 06/15/2013 5:53:34 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: jimbo123

OsamaObamaCare is working just as intended.Remember,boys and girls...a few years back (before he became President...*long before,IIRC) Osama Obama went on record as saying that CanadaCare was his dream for the US but that it would take 10-15 years to put it into effect (I think that was the time span he mentioned).I’ve seen the video.


22 posted on 06/15/2013 5:54:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: jimbo123

You know you’re getting the best ~ affirmative action in India does not extend to treating patients.


23 posted on 06/15/2013 6:02:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jimbo123
Neighbor of ours has two kids in training to be doctors. One goes to an expensive American university. They share cadavers ~ two students, one cadaver, 3 years. The other goes to a school in Pakistan. Each student gets a new cadaver each semester.

When it comes to training doctors, the bodies are highly important ~ plus the students in Pakistan can simply walk the streets ~ rather than the rounds ~ and diagnose and treat people on the spot with every imagineable ailment ~ BY THE DOZENS every day. Some of them turn into world class diagnosticians. Some of them don't.

Depends on what you want I guess. Folks going into biomedical research might not need to know anything about human beings.

24 posted on 06/15/2013 6:02:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jimbo123

No one escapes ObamaCare alive..

You should have read the legislation, America.

No one in CONgre$$ did.


25 posted on 06/15/2013 6:04:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Average Al

“The guy was 20 when he was admitted.......”

Yeah, those are the kids of his original docs.


26 posted on 06/15/2013 6:18:27 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: jimbo123

I had Kaiser for years. My Dr. was very pleasant but let me know that logic didn’t supersede guidelines. Kaiser was very much for ACA, but they are charging more on the exchange.


27 posted on 06/15/2013 6:22:25 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: jimbo123

Cluster.


28 posted on 06/15/2013 6:24:52 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: jimbo123

Tell me why congress can regulate interstate health insurance.
I have Aetna and would have expected a bargain to make up those lost in California.


29 posted on 06/15/2013 7:02:38 PM PDT by Navy_Air (I get my news from Freerepublic)
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To: jimbo123

Didn’t someone say something like you could keep your insurance if you like it?


30 posted on 06/15/2013 7:18:06 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Yes O Hole.


31 posted on 06/15/2013 7:23:24 PM PDT by funfan
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To: jimbo123

It’s not just Aetna, United Health and Cigna have also opted out. The excrement is about to hit the rotary actuator here.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 8:45:05 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Chad N. Freud

“A lot of people are trying to scare you. Let me be clear: if you like your insurance, you’ll be able to keep it.”

My former company just screwed us all out of the retiree insurance plan they arranged for us. Those of us with retiree Medical Accounts will have zero balance at the end of the year due to them taking back the funds. Those who have been retired for years, and are now elderly, now have no insurance and will have to try to get medicare. The reason the company gave for this action: The Affordable Care Act.


33 posted on 06/15/2013 9:17:46 PM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: jimbo123

..and you’ll need to provide the desk clerk with information on your annual income, because the co-pay is determined by it. Whether it’ll be a direct question or coded on your card, I haven’t learned yet.


34 posted on 06/15/2013 9:33:45 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: jimbo123

Suffering from aggravated Fjord Pining...


35 posted on 06/15/2013 9:36:03 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Rusty0604

Ain’t no “but” there, that was their plan. The California providers are arranged by county, a large number of them are HMO’s that are currently providing MediCal services, and many of the rest are HMO’s. In my county, there’s one PPO and one “Executive PPO” (a PPO with lower than normal reimbursements for out of network coverage). Essentially, Kaiser will become an attractive and competitive option. Their support for ACA has promoted them into the big leagues.


36 posted on 06/15/2013 9:43:00 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: vette6387

According to the CoverCal handout, Anthem, Blue Shield, and Kaiser will be widely available. The choice of other insurers varies by county. A considerable number of them are organizations that are providing MediCal HMO coverage now.

Strangely, they’ve redone the website since they made the original announcement. The originally had a large booklet that listed the choices for each county. I’m having difficulty locating it on the new site.


37 posted on 06/15/2013 9:55:27 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: vette6387

Here ya go.

http://www.coveredca.com/news/PDFs/CC_101_Deck.pdf


38 posted on 06/15/2013 9:59:01 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: vette6387

Actually, took two tries, the other one was the overview Power Point, this is the actual list of plans for each county.

http://www.coveredca.com/news/PDFs/CC_Health_Plans_Booklet.pdf


39 posted on 06/15/2013 10:04:05 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Chode

It’s scary how prophetic that movie is becoming. I feel so frustrated reading FR these days.


40 posted on 06/15/2013 10:19:13 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: ArmstedFragg

Naw... He’s dreaming of becoming Soylent Green!!!


41 posted on 06/16/2013 12:23:52 AM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gayness!!)
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To: jimbo123

And the IRS will make sure you pay your fair share according to your household income, dont expect a refund check if you are luck enough to get one.


42 posted on 06/16/2013 4:36:37 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: catbertz
yup, me too...
43 posted on 06/16/2013 6:43:21 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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