The Lexington Herald Leader has been watching Frankfort politicians tiptoe around the coming ObamaCare disaster for more than a year now and still apparently can’t grasp the main issue.
Today’s online story glosses over the fact that the third largest health insurer in America is pulling out of Kentucky and then completely misses the point that when ObamaCare mandates insurers accept all applicants without raising premiums that it will get much worse very quickly.
The story also fails to mention Aetna is the third company to pull out of Kentucky since the “Affordable Care Act” was enacted.
In the story’s ninth paragraph, reporter Beth Musgrave states simply: “In 1994, the state overhauled its health insurance laws, which resulted in 43 insurance companies leaving Kentucky.”
Right. Understanding that “overhaul” is pretty important because what Kentucky did in 1994 was mandate insurers accept all applicants without raising premiums. There is no mention of this in Musgrave’s story.
I seem to remember a quote about what happens to people who can’t remember the past.