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LSA  
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:39:38 AM(UTC)
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Many of the same health insurance companies who are health insurance providers to federal retirees/employees under the FEHB program are health insurance providers also to the new state health insurance exchanges under OBAMACARE (e.g Blue Cross/Blue Shield). So this brings to mind the following questions:

A. Are there any subsidies to the state health exchanges coming out of the premiums paid by federal retirees/employees going to these other health policies on the state exchanges under OBAMACARE?

B. If one has a Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance policy under the FEHB program can it be expected that those rates will increase substantially because of the same type of policies provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield to people with pre-existing conditions or who have not had insurance before (high risk) and who will be getting their newly legislated health care policy on the state exchanges through OBAMACARE?

C. Will the new policies under the state exchanges be independent of the FEHB program or other private sector programs and purely be subsidized by the Federal Government through taxes collected by Uncle Sam?LSA2013-08-08 09:00:25
Skippy1134  
#2 Posted : Thursday, August 08, 2013 1:54:36 AM(UTC)
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Spam. Delete this thread. No useful information provided other than political baiting.

Beam me up Scotty, no intelligent life with LSA. Skippy11342013-08-08 10:00:12
kgkistari  
#3 Posted : Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:29:24 PM(UTC)
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LSA wrote:
Many of the same health insurance companies who are health insurance providers to federal retirees/employees under the FEHB program are health insurance providers also to the new state health insurance exchanges under OBAMACARE (e.g Blue Cross/Blue Shield). So this brings to mind the following questions:

A. Are there any subsidies to the state health exchanges coming out of the premiums paid by federal retirees/employees going to these other health policies on the state exchanges under OBAMACARE?

B. If one has a Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance policy under the FEHB program can it be expected that those rates will increase substantially because of the same type of policies provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield to people with pre-existing conditions or who have not had insurance before (high risk) and who will be getting their newly legislated health care policy on the state exchanges through OBAMACARE?.

C. Will the new policies under the state exchanges be independent of the FEHB program or other private sector programs and purely be subsidized by the Federal Government through taxes collected by Uncle Sam?


Geez, if we knew the answers to these, we could probably pick winning lottery numbers as well.
kgkistari  
#4 Posted : Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:31:42 PM(UTC)
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LSA wrote:
Many of the same health insurance companies who are health insurance providers to federal retirees/employees under the FEHB program are health insurance providers also to the new state health insurance exchanges under OBAMACARE (e.g Blue Cross/Blue Shield). So this brings to mind the following questions:

A. Are there any subsidies to the state health exchanges coming out of the premiums paid by federal retirees/employees going to these other health policies on the state exchanges under OBAMACARE?

B. If one has a Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance policy under the FEHB program can it be expected that those rates will increase substantially because of the same type of policies provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield to people with pre-existing conditions or who have not had insurance before (high risk) and who will be getting their newly legislated health care policy on the state exchanges through OBAMACARE?.

C. Will the new policies under the state exchanges be independent of the FEHB program or other private sector programs and purely be subsidized by the Federal Government through taxes collected by Uncle Sam?


Geez, if we knew the answers to these, we could probably pick winning lottery numbers as well.
Kathi52  
#5 Posted : Thursday, August 08, 2013 8:55:47 PM(UTC)
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LSA, as much as you love to Google, you ought to know by now that the FEHBP remains independent from Obamacare. The FEHB has NOT been opened to the uninsured. Therefore, we remain a separate pool (exchange) unless legislation is passed to open it to all. And I highly doubt that will happen. Just because OPM has contracted with other insurers does NOT mean the uninsured are part of the FEHBP. As for the rest of your questions, it remains to be seen how we might be affected. I would suspect there will be an increase in premiums but the monies involved would be spread across our own pool. We will all have to wait until Open Season unless OPM provides earlier guidance.
TotallyRetired  
#6 Posted : Thursday, August 08, 2013 9:04:29 PM(UTC)
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Kathi52 wrote:
LSA, as much as you love to Google, you ought to know by now that the FEHBP remains independent from Obamacare. The FEHB has NOT been opened to the uninsured. Therefore, we remain a separate pool (exchange) unless legislation is passed to open it to all. And I highly doubt that will happen. Just because OPM has contracted with other insurers does NOT mean the uninsured are part of the FEHBP. As for the rest of your questions, it remains to be seen how we might be affected. I would suspect there will be an increase in premiums but the monies involved would be spread across our own pool. We will all have to wait until Open Season unless OPM provides earlier guidance.


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hearth  
#7 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2013 9:58:43 AM(UTC)
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Semi-Retired wrote:
Kathi52 wrote:
LSA, as much as you love to Google, you ought to know by now that the FEHBP remains independent from Obamacare. The FEHB has NOT been opened to the uninsured. Therefore, we remain a separate pool (exchange) unless legislation is passed to open it to all. And I highly doubt that will happen. Just because OPM has contracted with other insurers does NOT mean the uninsured are part of the FEHBP. As for the rest of your questions, it remains to be seen how we might be affected. I would suspect there will be an increase in premiums but the monies involved would be spread across our own pool. We will all have to wait until Open Season unless OPM provides earlier guidance.


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hearth  
#8 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:00:54 AM(UTC)
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I am not the least bit surprised to see that LSA is STILL starting new threads about this...over and over and over. Get a GRIP!
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