The list of Obamacare waivers is growing. The reason so many businesses and unions (who spent a lot of money pushing for the passage of Obamacare, by the way) need these waivers is that if they follow the law, the cost of health insurance will become so high nobody will be able to afford it. I don’t recall President Obama or any other Democrats telling us that while they were in the process of ramming it down our throats.
If you want to know who’s on the list of Obamacare waivers, which now tops 700, click here.
In related news, in Colorado insurance giant Aetna has announced that the company will stop selling individual health insurance plans.
A spokeswoman for Aetna confirmed Monday that the insurer will no longer sell new individual-market health insurance policies in Colorado and will terminate current policies held by state residents no later than July 31, 2012.
The change represents Aetna’s third major recent pull-back on health-insurance offerings in Colorado. The Hartford, Conn.-based company announced in the second half of 2010 that it will also stop selling new small-group and child-only individual-market policies.
Wasn’t health care reform all about making health insurance cheaper and more widely available? Obviously, it’s had the opposite effect.