New Mental Health Mandate Will Make Obamacare More Expensive, Increase Fraud And Canceled Policies shows that Obamacare will further drive up insurance costs and possibly cause more canceled policies.
On Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new regulations mandating health insurers cover mental and behavioral health to the same extent they cover physical health care.
A “mental health parity” mandate was passed by Congress in 2008, but Obama officials claim health insurers aren’t fully complying. (You’ll just have to overlook the irony of the Obama administration, which has postponed several provisions of Obamacare without any legal authority to do so, complaining that others aren’t complying with some law.)
The more likely explanation is the administration is desperately trying to redirect peoples’ attention from the Obamacare rollout that has become a non-stop string of stories about failed websites, higher premiums and canceled policies.
That this is part of a separate law that was passed in addition to the ACA, shows that it does nothing to curtail the costs of insurance as some were wanting it to do besides get everyone insured. Not to mention that the administration is wanting to divert attention from the failure that is the ACA rollout that the administration new was going to happen as well as that people were going to lose the insurance they had.
This is something that the administration has been doing every time there has been a "scandal" that has plagued Obama for the last couple of years now.
Do you think that Obamacare is still the be all end all that we were told it was going to be?