Good news/bad news.
“data shows average premiums were 105% higher in 2017 than in 2013…”
“We have a responsibility to our members and the greater community to remain stable and secure…”
“there is tremendous uncertainty in how such a system would be developed…”
“While another delay would stop short of imploding the markets, it still undermines the exchanges…”
“The main driver of the rate change is the increasing cost of medical care.”
“I am privileged to have health care.”
“You know if I ever stop wanting to pay the subsidies, which I will.”
“Our individual Commercial products lost nearly $700 million between 2014 and 2016…”
“The state’s health insurers are asking for sizeable rate increases…”
When they go low, we go six feet under.
“courage means not simply doing what is simply politically expedient…”
It’s really, really bad…
“Look, and whose fault is this?”
“If you want to have a press conference, go ahead.”
“The factors that I have described to you today lead to instability and to a spiral…”
Hurry up and wait.
“I feel great about the count.”
“…won’t participate in the state’s individual market…in 2018.”
“…our ability to stay in the Iowa insurance market in any capacity is in question at this point.”
“We continue to evaluate our footprint with a view towards significantly reducing our exposure…”
“Did I ever say we were going to vote on health care?”
“If I vote for this healthcare bill, it will be the end of my career.”
“…we’re not doing that.”
Don’t bet on it.
Add “a few pretty significant amendments” to it, and …
“We’re very close.”
“When we read about a piece of legislation in your publication for the first time, it’s a problem.”
“Anthem is leaning toward exiting a ‘high percentage’ of the 144 rating regions in which it currently participates
“White House is taking the lead this time”?
Rule of law and whim.
“[I]t’s unclear what changes would be made to the GOP’s health bill.”
Not that anyone has the guts to pass it, of course
“I can’t think of a single celebrity whose political opinion I value.”