(YBH) – The Obama administration and its advocates are pushing the meme that the majority of the cancelled health insurance plans in the individual market were “inferior” and lacked essential benefits. We can’t speak to that, but below is a chart comparing an actual cancelled Blue Shield policy in California with the new “ObamaCare” policy it is being replaced with. The Californian who sent this to us also noted that the rate for the new policy under ObamaCare costs around $200 more per month than the policy being cancelled. We confirmed this to be true.
The deductible is higher, as are the maximum out of pocket costs. Notice also that the cancelled plan already covered maternity benefits and prescription drug benefits. Both have been pointed to as examples of “expanded coverage” in the new ObamaCare plans.
The idea that “if you like your coverage, you can keep it. Period.” is surely being put to the test. This person stated unequivocally that they did indeed “like their plan”, but clearly will not be able to keep it.
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