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Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor continues criticizing Obamacare
Taylor says the law hurts citizens and businesses
Story by BRIAN BULL


 
Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says Obamacare creates "an environment of uncertainty" for business
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As the federal exchange phase of Obamacare nears, Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor is warning of looming frustration, expense, and hardship.

For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Brian Bull reports that Mary Taylor’s message has its own critics.

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Taylor spoke before a few hundred people in Mayfield Heights at a Crain’s Cleveland Business’s health-care summit focused on the Affordable Care Act

She’s a Republican and long-time critic of the law, and says studies conducted by her own Ohio Department of Insurance indicate that it will do more harm than good. 

“Premiums are going up. We have new mandates to purchase insurance we don’t want, don’t need, can’t afford,” Taylor said.  “And of course, it’s putting small business ... in a position where they have this environment of uncertainty. And the most difficult place for a business to be is an environment of uncertainty.”

Taylor adds that the federal website and information line have been technically unreliable, and suggests that the computer system set up for exchanges will crash on its first day. 

In contrast, there’s this perspective:

“Just relax,” J.B. Silvers said. “Don’t be too concerned about all this nonsense going on in the political arena.”

Silvers is a professor of healthcare finance at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management.  He agrees that there’s a chance for technical snafus out of the gate. But he says Taylor isn’t taking into account the latest data from insurance companies. 

“On rates, I found it curious because she’s staying with some historical estimates before we got the bids,” Silvers said. “She’s referring back to some estimates before we knew what the companies were actually going to suggest.  Now the companies have actually come in, and those numbers are pretty good — particularly on the individual exchange.”

Silvers expects that increased competition among insurance companies will help bring down rates for patients, helping create a robust marketplace.

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Your comments on CNN, make me want to slap your fat face. I can not even get any insurance. My husband will save $42.000.00 thanks to Obama


Posted by: Rosa carney (Banner Elk N.C.) on November 15, 2013 7:11AM
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