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In the short period of time since the new health insurance exchanges opened on October 1, opponents of the law have presented a series of Americans who claim that the law is not doing what the president promised. However, the claims of most of these anti-Obamacare “poster children” have been debunked. Thanks to the shoddy reporting of CBS News, the latest poster child is a 56 year old Floridian named Dianne Barrette.

Dianne Barrette was the centerpiece of a thinly disguised Obamacare hit piece that ran on CBS. In the piece Barrette claimed that she had an insurance policy that she was happy with — one that only cost her $54 a month. Barrette’s story did not hold up to scrutiny.

Tommy Christopher explains on Mediaite,

First of all, the plan that Barrette paid $54 a month for is barely health insurance at all. It’s part of a subset of insurance that Consumer Reports calls “junk health insurance” (and which even the company that sells it recommends that customers not rely solely upon) and it pays only $50 towards most of the services it covers. That’s it. If Dianne went to the doctor every week for a year, her plan would pay, at most, $2600. Meanwhile, based on average office visit charges, Diane would pay about $5,600.00. She probably doesn’t go to the doctor every week, of course, which means her plan pays a lot less, while her premium buys her a lot less. If she goes to the doctor, say, six times in a year, she’s paid a $648 premium for the privilege of spending another $600 on office visits. The plan also pays up to $15 per prescription, which will get you a few milligrams of most prescription drugs. The one decent deal on her plan is that it covers 100% of in-network lab services.

Please watch the video below. It's a shame that the media and GOP are using poor uneducated Americans to fight their cause.

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/video/video-health-insurance-customer-dianne-barrette-on-the-record/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2013/10/29/fox-news-clears-up-cbs-news-story-about-perils-of-obamacare/


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SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 17:29 PM

I don't believe the plans are junk Sebe. I know a single parent of one who could not afford insurance for her child prior to Obama care, now has Obama care. Without Obama care, her insurance premiums were over 600.00 per month for some jacked up insurance coverage through Blue Cross Shield. She even tired Aetna. Now because she was able afford medical for her child for under 200.00 per month. Don't allow FOX mis construe you. A lot of people in the north are very happy with the new Obama Care.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 07:30 AM

The junk plans I'm referring to are the old plans. The new plans under the ACA are much better plans

icyman61 commented on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 09:33 AM

The insurance indutry is mainly comprised of theifs, pure and simple!

Funkentelecky commented on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 20:03 PM

Fox didn’t admit that Dianne Barrett’s healthcare plan is junk; Greta pointed out the fact that it isn’t the best coverage by far; however Barrett was happy with it. Greta even pointed out that it would probably be less than her initial quote when she applied for a subsidy. The main fact remains, she can’t keep the plan she likes, period.

Now what about a single male over 26 that wants to save money on costs but they are jacked up because he is forced to have paternity care, pediatric care and birth control to name a few JUNK services provided in the plan that they won’t need!


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