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HHS: Oops, plans actually cost more

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The Obama administration has directly conceded for the first time that 'in many cases,' health insurance plans offered through government exchanges are more expensive than plans consumers bought before the Affordable Care Act became law – even when government subsidies are figured in.

In a letter to state insurance commissioners, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight director Gary Cohen wrote on Thursday that one reason for the new Obamacare measures the president announced Thursday is that millions of consumers receiving cancellation letters from their insurers are learning the Affordable Care Act options are in fact less affordable.

'Although affected individuals and small businesses may access quality health insurance coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplaces,' Cohen wrote, 'in many cases with federal subsidies, some of them are finding that such coverage would be more expensive than their current coverage, and thus they may [be] dissuaded from immediately transitioning to such coverage.'

His written statement contradicts President Obama's campaign promises that the Affordable Care Act would lower costs for Americans.



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FenrirTheBeard
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Plans actually cost more


Anyone who thought otherwise is a dunce.


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Kino74
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Complete shocker. Let's see a bill that requires "benefits" added on that many people don't need such as 65 year old paying for maternity care or guys getting Pap smears not to mention the removal of lifetime benefits cap comes in a higher price tag with insanely high deductibles. Next thing thing people will get shocked that raising taxes on products increases the price tag.

One thing I have learned in my life is that hard headed people only learn the hard way.


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Hobbida Hobbida MAWK ! MAWK !

Exactly as expected.


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gatorrocks
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Duh! Shared responsibility!!


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Bestbank Tiger
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Let's see a bill that requires "benefits" added on that many people don't need such as 65 year old paying for maternity care or guys getting Pap smears


Paying for things they don't need isn't even the biggest driver of costs. Men don't get pap smears, women don't get prostate exams...that evens out. The insurance company will pay for one or the other and the overall cost is the same.

The real problem is that everyone is prepaying for those "essential" services. A lot of people would be better off keeping their old plan, with the lower premium, and paying cash for those services.


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drexyl
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insurance was increasing in cost every year so obamacare costing more doesn't matter since that was already happening anyways.


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Admitting you have a problem is Step 1 in Pathological Liars Anonymous.


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millions of consumers receiving cancellation letters from their insurers are learning the Affordable Care Act options are in fact less affordable.

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that's a nice gif.


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SlowFlowPro
That pic never gets old


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Jake88
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insurance was increasing in cost every year so obamacare costing more doesn't matter since that was already happening anyways.


Of course. Everything gets more expensive, but not at the rates seen with the ACA. Usually 3%-10% per year has now turned into 50%-150% by this coming January.
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Morgan56
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But Wait, It would have been a lot more if we had not passed this law that we didn't know was in it, so we could know what was in it. They have actually saved us all a lot of money, because it would have been more anyway.

Looking at it now, it should have cost billions more, look at all those billions we have saved the american public. WH: "Thank you"


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LSUGrrrl
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I really wish I'd bookmarked one of the many threads where the great "business managers" and "tax authorities" (not the poster) were calling everyone stupid bc many disagreed with their explanation of how Obamacare would work and save everyone money.


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None of what is happening is surprising
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Wild Thang
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insurance was increasing in cost every year so obamacare costing more doesn't matter since that was already happening anyways.


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Drexyl


I can add you to the list of riders on the bus moving forward .

Thanks


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mauser
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The WH knew they would cost more. It was all a lie.


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Lsut81
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where the great "business managers" and "tax authorities" (not the poster) were calling everyone stupid bc many disagreed with their explanation of how Obamacare would work and save everyone money.


ANYONE who has been responsible for managing/running a business could see that the numbers simply did not work.

In unicorn land, being in the red/black is irrelevant, its how good you lie and hide the truth.


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