The Kasich administration doesn’t want you to know what plans will be available on Ohio’s exchange in 2 months.

The deadline for the state to approve the plans was yesterday. The 200+ insurance plans that the state approved were forwarded on to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, who is actually running the exchange.

I’ve been anticipating the press release from Mary Taylor with the approved plans because I have a handy chart all ready for readers, and I just need the premiums.

Small problem: she doesn’t include any information in the release. Just that “average premiums” are rising 41% (which is interesting, because in June she said it was 88%) and that insurance companies’ costs are rising 83% (which actually seems like a fantastic deal for consumers).

But we can’t verify any of that without doing public records requests. That won’t stop newspapers from running her release, though. Write them a letter and demand they do their job and verify the misrepresentations that the Kasich administration is foisting on Ohio.

Then come back here tomorrow after I’ve looked at the filings.

This is pure contempt for Ohioans. Mary Taylor has no interest in running the Department of Insurance, and she has no interest in the health costs of Ohioans. She has viewed her job as one of political messaging, and it’s an embarrassment to Ohio.

It baffles me that any journalist, health insurer, provider, or potential patient could bear to spend another 4 years dealing with her lackadaisical dismissal of anything that keeps her away from her job of fundraising for the next election.

UPDATE: And, their website isn’t working correctly.

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  • Think.

    SHAME on Mary Taylor, as well as the media outlets that report her flawed political messaging and classify it as “news.”

  • dmoore2222

    Malfeasance.

  • missskeptic

    I have posted this elsewhere, but will do so again. We have a friend, really a close business associate of my husband, who was let go from a major local corporation last year. He has been paying COBRA premiums for his family. He told us that his premiums cost $20,000 per year, and have a $5000 copay. So he has to pay out $25,000 before he can see one dime of benefits. Seriously, does Mary Taylor believe that ACA premiums will be more than that?! This fellow had an executive position, but how many folks can afford $25,000 in premiums and deductibles every year?! The insurance companies have priced themselves out of the markets of most folks’ pocketbooks. Why would Taylor fight Obamacare so hard if she wasn’t scared it is actually going to work? If the Republicans truly believed it wasn’t going to work, they would just let it happen and then say I told you so.

  • LeeDorsey

    SHARING! Thanks. Keep shining that light… ..and any of you who can get to Chicago..Help shine the Light under the ALEC Rock. Aug 7-9 .and you can watch the bugs scatter!

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