That's what happens when you give in to GOP demands, this was Obama's big mistake it gave insurance companies a lic to print money. Had he implemented full national health coverage as it exists almost everywhere in the world. Then a forced tax covers everyone with no option to opt out. This drives the cost of those wanting extra private insurance with competitive costs. That will never happen when you give the entire insurance industry a captive market. It's pretty simple maths, if the health component is 25% of the national budget then increase taxes to cover that 25%. Then its a shared cost for all tax payers.<quoted text>
Real case scenario, my daughter. She, and her family, had health insurance she was perfectly happy with. She was paying $480. a month,$3500. deductible,$30. co-pay. Her insurance, Blue Cross/Shield, was dropped due to Obamacare coverage mandates. A comparable plan was offered at $1900 a month,$2500,$50 co-pay. The cost had quadrupled.
Checking the cost of a silver Obamacare plan (middle cost) on the Kaiser Obamacare calculator, her cost under Obamacare wil be $13,300. a year after subsidies. The silver has a $2000. deductible. She will be paying $13300. for a plan similar to what she was paying almost $6000. for previously.
She was a real independent woman, not some whiner complaining about birth control pills.
All those insurance companies who want fit and healthy 20 somethings on their books it's just a pipe dream with this system. It will never happen so premiums just keep going up as population ages and the nation gets fatter.