"Obamacare = Socialism!" Claims Given the Finger by Invisible Hand of the Free Market, Part 11
This one comes to us from that bastion of Socialist-Communist-Pinko thinking known as...Forbes.com:
Bringing together two of the best-known brands in insurance, State Farm said it would partner with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in five states to sell Blues brand individual medical policies when signup begins in November for private coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The relationship will marshal an army of more than 3,300 State Farm agents to sell Blue Cross plans in Illinois, Texas, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Financial terms of the deal between State Farm and Health Care Service Corp., the parent of the five Blues plans, weren’t disclosed but executives said State Farm offices, known better for their auto and home insurance offerings, will begin to offer individual health insurance policies beginning Nov. 15 for coverage that will begin as early as Jan. 1, 2015.
Well, now. Plus, of course, as I noted yesterday...
The deal comes just as Blue Cross plans expect to see additional competition in selling subsidized coverage on government-run marketplaces known as exchanges this fall in what will be the second year private coverage will be available under the health law.
My goodness. What's a Free Market Believer to do???