I was astonished when I saw this interview. I thought the CEO of Florida Blue would come on Meet The Press and explain why they were being forced to cut 300k people from their current plans and put them in plans with potentially higher premiums, and then explain why they are being forced to charge more for individual plans. But that’s now what happened at all. This CEO played down the fact that people will pay more and on top of that refused to criticize the rollout or even suggest that he warned that it could be a tough rollout. He said they were ‘transitioning’ people, not cutting people and talked like most would pay less because of the subsidy they would be getting. When asked about those who would pay more, he played it off like it wasn’t that many and it wasn’t that big of a deal.
If this is the best we’re going to get from private sector insurance companies, we’re screwed. Clearly this guy is in bed with the Obama administration and he wants to be there. Very disappointing to say the least: