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Paying the Price for the ACA


Health & Wellness  (tags: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, law, health care, uninsured, problems, insurance industry, americans, universal, single payer, #medicareforall )

Brian
- 270 days ago - socialistworker.org
"The introduction of the "insurance exchanges" set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--the "virtual stores" where the uninsured are supposed to be able to comparison shop for health care coverage--are showing everything that's wrong with Obama's law."



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Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 4:04 am
ty
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:47 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:46 pm
I got mine. Pretty good deal, too.
 

Jason R. (57)
Friday November 8, 2013, 3:37 pm
Lawsuit alleges insurance companies are at fault for cancellations


Millions of insurance policies are being canceled across the nation, and while companies are blaming Obamacare - it appears that plain old greed is the real reason. Consumers in California say that their insurance company caused their cancellations, to jack up their premiums under the ACA. Paul Simon and Catherine Corker are suing Anthem Blue Cross in their state, claiming that the company tricked them into giving up their "grandfathered plans" - which they could have kept even after the healthcare law.

Their lawsuit states, "Blue Cross concealed information about the consequences of switching plans and intentionally misled its policyholders to encourage the replacement of grandfathered policies." Just like President Obama said, if these customers liked their healthcare plans, they could have kept them under the healthcare law. But, Blue Cross enticed customers to change policies in 2011, which meant their plans were no longer "grandfathered-in" to the healthcare law.

When they were invited to switch plans, customers were not told that they would lose their right to keep their plans, and were not given accurate information about future price increases. And now, Mr. Simon and Ms. Corker want the courts to stop Blue Cross from canceling more plans without allowing customers to switch back to their original policies. If this happened in California, we can only wonder how many more cancellations are the result of the same deceptive tactics.

-Thom
 
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