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No kidding? Obama health care mandates increase policy costs and deductibles

Is the CBS Evening News somehow surprised by this revelation? When you mandate policies include coverages that were not included before, the costs will go up. The video is after the break.

Higher premiums, higher deductibles.

Gerry Kominski, director of public health policy at UCLA said: “About half of the 14 million people who buy insurance on their own are not going to be able to keep the policies that they had previously.”

When we told you President Obama was lying to the American people – stating they could keep the policy they had if they liked it – the response from the left was (mostly) we were racist. There is proof everywhere that Obama was lying, but the left will continue to blame Republicans, Bush (43) and all of the racists who want to hold this president back. It’s our fault since we were not willing to “give it a try.” How does Natalie Willes feel about all of this?

Natalie Willes is a sleep consultant who helps parents in Los Angeles train their newborns to sleep. She buys her own health insurance.

“I was completely happy with the insurance I had before,” Willes said.

So she was surprised when she tried to renew her policy. What did she find out?

“That my insurance was going to be completely different, and they were going to be replaced with 10 new plans that were going to fall under the regulations of the Affordable Care Act,” she said.

Her insurer, Kaiser Permanente, is terminating policies for 160,000 people in California and presenting them with new plans that comply with the healthcare law.

“Before I had a plan that I had a $1,500 deductible,” she said. “I paid $199 dollars a month. The most similar plan that I would have available to me would be $278 a month. My deductible would be $6,500 dollars, and all of my care after that point would only be covered 70 percent.”

So her costs increased $948 per year, but if she needs care, she’ll have to not just fork out the first $1,500 deductible, rather she’ll need an extra $5,000 before the policy really kicks in. This is what the left has labeled an “Affordable” Care Act.

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5 Responses to "No kidding? Obama health care mandates increase policy costs and deductibles"

  1. bien-pensant says:

    My wife just got her cancellation notice from her health insurance company. The notice named the ACA as the reason her policy would not be renewed.
    To put it mildly, she was livid.
    After a while she asked, what does this mean? So, I told her.
    She is an independent voter who I know voted for Obama. And, I know that she feels really burned.
    Obama and the democrats have to be feeling the heat from all of this ACA fiasco.
     

  2. Dimsdale says:

    Wasn’t granting businesses a one  year delay on their mandate supposed to be a means to push this past the next election.  I guess that plan didn’t work any better than the website!
     
    Now you know why the program’s phone number is 1-800-F*CKYO

  3. Lynn says:

    So the Affordable Care Act, which was first named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is not affordable. “This is my surprised look”, to quote the baby on E-Trade ad. I just spent 3 hours at a Medical clinic for a bee sting, that caused an allergic reaction. It cost $7,000. Fortunately I still have a policy that is not affected by Obamacare, so it paid 100%. This woman will pay $278 a month for a policy that even when she meets her deductible in just one event like this, she will only be covered 70%. Even the individual policies I once sold, tailored for small businesspeople once the deductible was met, paid 80% and the premiums were  truly affordable. I say we let the Democrats own this, let the uninformed find out for themselves. Sorry, so many will face anxiety and pain, that is sometimes the only way, to teach the slow learners.

  4. JollyRoger says:

    On the brighter side, at least now we men will have access to good gynecological care, and young folks will have geriatric care bundled into their overpriced policies, and I’m sure there will be free sex changes because you never know when you might wake up and decide that you want some surgeon to turn your unmentionables inside out.

  5. Dimsdale says:

    CBS this morning: one woman is dropped from the $51/month healthcare insurance she liked and is going to be forced to take a $591/month policy.  This is before subsidies, but if we need to fund her insurance for $540, this is really income redistribution rather than healthcare, and it is going to be bled out of the young and the middle class (if it can continue to exist in the brave, new Øbamanation!)….

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