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.