The second year of open enrollment for Obamacare plans is underway, most of the health law’s consumer protections are now in place, and the changes to the insurance market are so firmly entrenched that some Republican opponents have stopped advocating for a total repeal. Indeed, a growing number of GOP governors are acknowledging that the law is here to stay.
The Affordable Care Act may be the law of the land, but that doesn’t mean everyone is happy about complying with it. Insurance companies and businesses are still using several tactics to avoid extending adequate coverage to the Americans whom Obamacare is intended to protect. They’re using three main avenues to do so: