October 16. 2017 10:15PM
To the Editor: The Trump administration, aided by the Republican Congress, is doing all they can to sabotage the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. The worst damage is creating uncertainty for health insurance companies. For all insurance coverages, uncertainty equals higher risk, and higher risk is synonymous with higher premiums.
Other dirty tricks are include major budget cuts for navigating and implementing the 2018 marketplace, which will make all those good things we all like, fail, Congress failing to reauthorize Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by Sept. 30, and by fiat, Trump reversing policy which will now allow the employers to deny some birth control methods, including intrauterine devices, essentially declaring employer’s religious values more important than the employee’s.