Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 8:48am
Our health insurance plan administrator (the publisher) took a tour of the Affordable Care Act exchange and found out why people hate it so much: it offers competition to the incumbent health care providers in Iowa. In our case, we found that CoOpportunity Health of Iowa, a new cooperative health plan, offers a better plan with lower rates than our existing plan with Wellmark of Iowa. Wellmark is not participating in the exchange for a year, and as the holder of a near monopoly in Iowa, the Blues are playing with fire.