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  • On 21 Oct 2014 in Obamacare/Covered California: 2014 statistics and 2015 price projections, EBGuy said:

    justme said: I think it is a good bet that Kaiser CoveredCA subscribers can expect a refund check for 2014, sometime in 2015.
    I weep for the poor GOP candidate that will have to campaign against the refund checks (still wondering how they work for subsidized CoveredCA participants). Mitch McConnell has promised to pull up ObamaCare "root and branch", but still maintain the state exchanges. Oh, that should be fun...

  • On 21 Oct 2014 in Obamacare/Covered California: 2014 statistics and 2015 price projections, EBGuy said:

    rdm said: Maybe. Last year they were actually considerably higher than Blue Shield in my area (North Bay). I think they were afraid of just what you mentioned scaling up to deal with lots of new patients.
    That was definitely a concern when I talked with folks who work there. They didn't want to be flooded with patients who were both needy and had lower reimbursement rates. I imagine they'll keep taking share each year until a credible alternative emerges from the belly of the beast (that would be the Sutter hospitals + Sutter Medical Foundations + insurance arm to be named later).
    @rdm, According to the booklet that justme posted, Kaiser is looking pretty competitve with BS for 2015. Is that your experience?

  • On 21 Oct 2014 in Obamacare/Covered California: 2014 statistics and 2015 price projections, EBGuy said:

    ... And Kaiser for the win. I imagine the defections will be numerous and many, especially since they've lowered rates. Their biggest challenge is to keep up the quality as they continue scaling up.
    @justme, thanks for tracking this info down. It's pretty clear that Kaiser will become our NHS. Still liking the competitive multi-payer marketplace with government oversight.

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