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The reason the policies were cancelled-is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are cancelling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

By all accounts, the new policies will offer consumers better coverage, in some cases, for comparable cost -- especially after the inclusion of federal subsidies for those who qualify. The law requires policies sold in the individual market to cover 10 “essential” benefits, such as prescription drugs, mental health treatment and maternity care. In addition, insurers cannot reject people with medical problems or charge them higher prices. The policies must also cap consumers’ annual expenses at levels lower than many plans sold before the new rules.



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gacpl commented on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 09:55 AM

the people that lost there insurance are not happy. especially the older people that are now forced to have maternity coverage. the cost is going up to were most of them can not afford it.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 11:57 AM

...but in better news it has been reported that 14 North Dakotans have actually signed up for ObamaCare since the program launched on October 1st. That averages to less than one person per day. The bad news is that the Obama administration has been caught trying to coerce the largest health insurer in North Dakota - Blue Cross and Blue Shield - to NOT RELEASE these laughable numbers. See:


The WORSE news is that CBSnews.com is reporting that there is a "serious pricing problem with Healthcare.gov" which "can dramatically UNDERESTIMATE the cost of insurance." See:


The operative parts of this link are:

"The administration announced it would provide a new "shop and browse" feature Sunday, but it's not giving consumers the real picture. In some cases, people could end up paying double of what they see on the website, CBS News' Jan Crawford reported Wednesday on "CBS This Morning.""


"CBS News ran the numbers for a 48-year-old in Charlotte, N.C., ineligible for subsidies. According to HealthCare.gov, she would pay $231 a month, but the actual plan on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina's website costs $360, more than 50 percent higher. The difference: Blue Cross and Blue Shield requests your birthday before providing more accurate estimates."

"The numbers for older Americans are even more striking. A 62-year-old in Charlotte looking for the same basic plan would get a price estimate on the government website of $394. The actual price is $634."

These are EXACTLY the shenanigans the people have come to expect from what was supposed to be most "open, honest, ethical, and transparent administration in history." It's no wonder that Mr. Obama's "legacy" is in serious trouble:


JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 14:05 PM

Great Blog PN. None of this anti-ACA bloviating doesn't amount to squat. There is no way to stop ACA unless it is repealed, and that cannot happen unless the soon to implode GoP attains majorities in BOTH legislative branches. All that is taking place here is a wheelbarrow full of whining frustrated Conservatives. That's IT! They cannot win at the polls. The Republicans have lost the last 5 out of 6 National popular votes. Their majority of Tea Partiers in the house were gerrymandered into office. Americans want compromise not MORE GRIDLOCK.

The argument that should be taking place is what faction of the Republicans is going to win control of the Party: the Moderate Right or the Extreme Right???

gacpl commented on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 17:57 PM

funny if it's so great why are all the dems in the senate calling for it to be delayed till after the election? once it kicks in, people will be really upset when they realize the ACA isn't all good. there is more bad stuff in it that will cost everyone in the future. if you are older you really need to read it for yourself. for one you have to carry maternity insurance. it also allows for a board not made up of doctors to decide if medical care is worth spending money on you at your age. or in other words, if you get cancer at 80 years old they can decide it's not worth spending money at that age. and just let you die.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 16:29 PM

I'll be honest and say...that when and if they get all the kinks and glitches out ACA may turn out to be a bad thing, or a good thing. At this point it seems to have many glitches. So, I do not really know and only time will tell. I do know that end of life care is THE most expensive time for medical care unless one has a catastrophic illness or condition earlier in life. At this point I can only state that both of my adult sons are already covered thru their employment and have not heard of any changes coming that affect them. Me and my wife are retired Federal Employees under BCBS and we haven't seen anything affecting our coverage...yet.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 18:45 PM

" Me and my wife are retired Federal Employees under BCBS and we haven't seen anything affecting our coverage...yet."

My hunch is that those with federal employee retirement system health care - like you and me AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS - may incur the slightest impact from it all. But for the rest of the people - those who aren't in the special cocoon that you and I have - they are out there in the real world and they are going to be very mad about how their rates; hospital and doctor availability; and health plan changes are affected by ObamaCare. We are already beginning to see it. We KNEW that some people were going to see things change for the better in their own particular circumstance, but the vast majority will be impacted negatively (as they will view it based on what they had before).

I know I sound like a broken record on this but it isn't just ObamaCare that has me cranked up - it's the missed opportunity this administration threw away to fix the economy that really galls me. When "Yes We Can" and "Change We Can Believe In" were still ringing in people's ears in 2009, the President could have done a whole bunch of stuff to stimulate the economy and jobs, but instead decided to build more government and more government programs.

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 18:34 PM

Jimmy, has Ann Colter, Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity ever said anything against anyone like Pitt’s did against the white couple?

Funkentelecky commented on Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 20:27 PM

Leonard Pitts lacks common sense in regards to race and individual freedom for all Americans. Jimmy, when you find a black person that doesn’t even care that a white couple has been murdered and raped and shows no empathy whatsoever; he or she is a racist and hates white people. Pitts doesn’t tell it like it is he hates white people, and feels an entitlement that it’s ok for blacks to do anything they want to whites because whites enslaved us. “The ends justify the means.”
BTW, don’t cut yourself short because I feel that you and Chief should be in the dialogue too because you have experiences and pertinent information to add to the subject as well. Us brothers don’t own the subject, we just may have a little more experience in regards to dealing with each other (blacks).

More black culture and deterioration courtesy of ET Williams.


Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 18:44 PM
Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Please disregard my comments posted on 10/26@18:34. They were meant to be posted on the Leonard Pitts blog.

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