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Insurance market in W.Va. will have one company
Cumberland times-news ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | AP

Posted on 09/13/2013 6:55:41 AM PDT by 11th_VA

Edited on 09/13/2013 7:00:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Only one company will participate in West Virginia’s new individual health insurance marketplace.

Media outlets report that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Carelink/Coventry applied and were accepted to participate in the individual marketplace. But Carelink/Coventry later decided to withdraw.


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Just make sure your doctor doesn't participate in Blue Cross and there won't be a long line in the waiting room ...
1 posted on 09/13/2013 6:55:41 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
“If we had more competition, you’d probably see more competitive premiums."

Maybe, maybe not. There's always the insurance commissioner to set price controls. We don't have anything remotely close to a free-market in medicine.

2 posted on 09/13/2013 6:58:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 11th_VA; All

Obama”care” is a clear violation of the US Federal anti-monoply laws.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 11th_VA

one company leaves the consumer at their wimmmmmm, can you say yearly rate increases....


4 posted on 09/13/2013 7:07:06 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Graewoulf
a clear violation of the US Federal anti-monoply laws

There are no laws. There is only POWER.

And Obama thinks he has a monopoly on that.

5 posted on 09/13/2013 7:08:58 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: 11th_VA
Following the Henry Ford business model——any color you want as long as it's black.
6 posted on 09/13/2013 7:13:46 AM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: 11th_VA

I have a feeling the vast majority of people will just end up saying “screw it” and pay the penalty every year, which was probably the real intent from day 1, more gravy to the federal coffers under the guise of getting people insured.


7 posted on 09/13/2013 7:14:44 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yup, and his bff Boehner agrees.


8 posted on 09/13/2013 7:18:36 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

I believe if you checked every congressman and senators investment portfolio and forced anyone that is invested in any healthcare exchange and pay back any profit ( or tax it at 99% as Obama did to wall street types bonuses )it would be simpler to get rid of this scam.


9 posted on 09/13/2013 7:35:37 AM PDT by spudville
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To: 11th_VA
Hope and Change, folks...hope and change!


10 posted on 09/13/2013 7:48:03 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: 11th_VA

freedom . . . freedom . . . freedom

11 posted on 09/13/2013 8:15:48 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Pearls Before Swine
We don't have anything remotely close to a free-market in medicine.

Open markets are so terribly inefficient in the view of crony monopolists and feral government bureaucrats. It's so much simpler to shake down single organizations for "voluntary" contributions than have to shake down multiple organizations.

12 posted on 09/13/2013 9:02:56 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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