Health Insurance

Why are health insurers fleeing Obamacare

Published on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Guess what Tammy Baldwin’s weekend response was to the recent news of Anthem’s departure from the Wisconsin individual health insurance market: more ducking, more dodging.

Appearing on Upfront with Mike Gousha, Baldwin groused that the Republican proposals don’t do anything to control costs. Wow, that’s great.

Wish she’d shown the same concern for the 93% increase in premiums Wisconsin families have had to pay in the last four years of Obamacare.

She blames Anthem’s almost complete departure from the market on the uncertainty created by Republican proposals for Obamacare reform.

One problem. There was no chance for Republican reform when Anthem dropped coverage in three major counties in 2015 under the weight of Obamacare.

Oh, and we don’t recall her complaining about the effect of Obamacare on Wisconsin families when Humana announced plans to drop out of Wisconsin’s exchange in 2016.

Or even when United Health announced their plans to drop out later that same year.

Nearly 40,000 Wisconsin residents lost coverage last year while Tammy Baldwin was out campaigning for Hillary Clinton and four more years of Obamacare.

Golly, things sure were going swell for Wisconsin families before Republicans tried to reform Obamacare, weren’t they, Tammy?

Here’s a prescription for Tammy Baldwin’s efforts on health care: more substance and less trite, worn out talking points.