Pulling Back the Curtain on Obamacare in Alabama (The Affordable Care Act)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to bring more choices at competitive prices to the healthcare marketplace. However, in states like Alabama, large private insurers still have a stranglehold on everyday Alabamians. Because there is virtually zero competition, they are free to set prices as they see fit. The ACA aims to fix this by bringing more options to more people, thus keeping prices low by forcing competition. In a rather transparent move, companies like Blue Cross/Blue Shield are sticking it to the average worker by increasing costs in a futile attempt to mitigate their losses as more Alabamians will opt for the cheaper plans and more options that the ACA will introduce.