The Tampa Bay Times published an article (on the opinion page) today that claims that health insurance premiums will double in two years:
Please read the article. It sounds as if it is well-researched, but it is on the opinion page. If you don't have time, here is a quote:
First, the short version. Unless Congress makes radical changes to the law, the ACA's structural problems will lead to substantial premium increases within two years.... Within a decade, this could swell the ranks of the state's uninsured by 45 percent.The author talks about "reinsurance" and "risk corridors" going away in 2017 as the root cause of the increase in premiums. He comes across as knowledgeable on the law. Are there any ACA experts here in Kossackville who can tell me if the author's claims are specious or accurate? This article has sent sent a couple of my neighbors into a gleespin the likes of which I've not witnessed since Obama's first debate with Romney.
The author, Stephen Parente, was an advisor to John McCain. His initial foray into this subject was published in the Wall Street Journal.