These powers would include deciding which treatments are covered, which companies can participate, which states can run their own exchange, and enrolling individuals into the public exchange.
Though the bill, House Resolution 3200, faces many political hurdles, it has passed three House committees and could be ready for a floor vote after Congress returns from recess. The overhaul package calls for establishing a health insurance exchange where people earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level will be able to purchase health insurance with the help of federal subsidies. This exchange would include a "public option" government-run health care plan as well as private plans that provide a minimum benefits package dictated by the government.
Further, the commissioner would have the authority to establish “automatic enrollment” of individuals who qualify for the health insurance exchange.
The exchange will have at least three different tiers of exchange coverage, “Basic, Enhanced and Premium” according to the legislation. And the commissioner would be in charge of setting standards for defining each of these tiers.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Obamacare Would Include All-Powerful Healthcare Dictator
It's nothing short of pure, unadulterated, forced socialism. This is what the Regime plans.