Hillary Clin­ton has already said that if the Repub­li­cans take the White House, the Afford­able Care Act would be repealed. In oth­er speech­es, she has stat­ed that her work with the Clin­ton Health Secu­ri­ty Act laid the ground­work for the ACA. True, but so did Tru­man, John­son, and even Nixon in the var­i­ous pieces of leg­is­la­tion they passed…but they are not around to claim it.

Why are they Sur­prised the Rates went up? Actu­al­ly not much

Pun­dits and pay­ers are up in arms because it has just been announced that the rates under the Cov­ered Cal­i­for­nia Exchange “nego­ti­at­ed” a 4% rate increase for the 2016 ACA plans. If it was tru­ly nego­ti­at­ed, then some day it won’t – claims are claims, and final­ly rates are rates. What we have not yet seen are what the car­ri­ers will do on a direct basis. If they go up the same, then so much for nego­ti­a­tion. If they go up more…then nego­ti­ate away. It will all devolve to the mean any­way, because it’s a mean world…