Well Carol, that's an example of lazy "journalism" on the part of your so called "liberal" media. The ACA raised standards on policies and many of them no longer conformed to coverage requirements. If you liked your policy simply because it had low premiums then you'd better not get sick because high co pays, high out of pocket costs and deductibles would very soon put you in the hole and eat up whatever you thought you were saving by insuring yourself on the cheap. Here's a real life example;<quoted text>
CBS NEWS published an article yesterday stating that the Obama administration knew more than 40% to 67% in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans even if they liked them.
Obama promised us repeatedly that if we liked our health plan, we could keep our health plan. He once emphasized it by adding, "Period."
So if he knew up to 67% of us would not be able to keep our plans, who is the idiot for believing him when he said we would?
Deborah Cavallaro was all over the news on Wednesday as an example of someone who lost her existing health insurance thanks to Obamacare. Except one problem -- the plan she qualifies for is better. Under her current plan, she is limited to two doctor visits a year, pays $293 a month with a yearly deductible of $5,000. Cavallaro says she was told by her insurance broker she would be paying $478 a month -- but she didn’t check the website herself. There, she would have found a better plan, with only a $2,000 deductible and all doctor visits covered by a copay...for only $40 more a month.
Jamie Court, the president of Consumer Watchdog, said major health insurance companies are simply taking advantage of the confusion surrounding the new health care law to engage in price gouging.
“This is not the fault of the Affordable Care Act or President Obama. This is the fault of the insurance company. This is a handful of insurance companies that have convinced a very gullible state agency, Covered California, to allow them to drop plans that could very easily…with a few little tweaks… be compliant under the Affordable Care Act, and people wouldn’t have to leave their plans.”