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Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
« on: September 30, 2013, 10:05:27 AM »
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Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
7:35 PM 09/28/2013

Sarah Hurtubise

President Barack Obama famously promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” He later got even more specific.

“If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have,” Obama said.

But as Obamacare’s rollout approaches, we have learned this is not true. Here are the ten states where consumers may like their health care plans, but they won’t be able to keep them.

1) California: 58,000 will lose their plans under Obamacare. The first bomb dropped in California with a mass exodus from the most populated state’s Obamacare exchange. Aetna, the country’s largest insurer, left first in July and was closely followed by UnitedHealth. Anthem Blue Cross pulled out of California’s Obamacare exchange for small businesses as well.

Fifty-four percent of Californians expect to lose their coverage, according to an August poll.

2) Missouri: Patients of the state’s largest hospital system — which spans 13 hospitals including the St. Louis Children’s Hospital — will not be covered by the largest insurer on Obamacare exchanges, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. Anthem covers 79,000 patients in Missouri who may seek subsidies on Obamacare exchanges, but won’t be able to see any doctors in the BJC HealthCare system.

3) Connecticut: Aetna, the third largest insurer in the nation, won’t offer insurance on the Obamacare exchange in its own home state, where it was founded in 1850. The reason? “We believe the modification to the rates filed by Aetna will not allow us to collect enough premiums to cover the cost of the plans and meet the service expectations of our customers,” said Aetna spokesman Susan Millerick.

4) Maryland: 13,000 individuals covered by Aetna and its recently-purchased Coventry Health Care won’t be able to keep their insurance plans if they want Obamacare subsidies on the exchanges. Aetna and Coventry canceled plans to offer insurance in the exchange when state officials wouldn’t allow them to charge premiums high enough to cover costs.

5) South Carolina: 28,000 people were insured by Medical Mutual of Ohio, SC’s second-largest insurance company, until it decided to leave the state entirely in July due to Obamacare’s “vast and quite complex” new regulations. Company spokesman Ed Byers said Medical Mutual’s patients would be switched over to United Healthcare plans instead.

6) New York: Aetna pulled out of New York’s exchange in late August in an effort to keep their plans “financially viable,” said Aetna spokeswoman Cynthia Michener.

7) New Jersey: 1.1 million Aetna customers are at risk in New Jersey, where the leading insurer also won’t be a part of the exchange. Just 2,600 patients purchase individual plans with the company, but any looking to take advantage of subsidies on the exchange for unaffordable employer-based insurance won’t be able to do with Aetna.

8) Iowa: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa’s largest health insurer, decided not to offer plans in the Obamacare exchange. It sells 86 percent of Iowa’s individual health insurance plans.

9) Wisconsin: Two of the three largest insurers in the state won’t offer plans on the exchange. United Healthcare and Humana patients will have to get a new health insurer to buy insurance on Obamacare exchanges.

10) Georgia: Just five insurers are participating in Georgia’s Obamacare exchange. Medical Mutual of Ohio left Georgia and Indiana as well as South Carolina, due to Obamacare regulations. Aetna, along with Coventry, also decided against participating in the George health exchange.


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Re: Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 10:25:45 AM »
Fifty-four percent of Californians expect to lose their coverage, according to an August poll.


I hope that this 54% is part of the 61% of stupid Californians who voted for Obama and his "you can keep your health plan" lies......
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Re: Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 02:22:56 PM »
Fifty-four percent of Californians expect to lose their coverage, according to an August poll.


I hope that this 54% is part of the 61% of stupid Californians who voted for Obama and his "you can keep your health plan" lies......
So do I. yet I doubt they will be. Most are on the dole now in cali aren't they?


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Re: Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 02:42:51 PM »
It's a 20% gain toward the single payer plan, that's all.  The communists will have to work that much less. :smokin:
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Re: Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 04:25:51 PM »
So do I. yet I doubt they will be. Most are on the dole now in cali aren't they?

Yeah, they are......................and did you hear that surfer dude being interviewed, saying he'll never work and will just surf on the taxpayer's dime, just because he can.

Obama has created a welfare mess we'll never climb out of.
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Re: Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 05:17:25 PM »
Obama is trying to switch this country from Private industry handling our insurance needs to the government and then they can fully control every single aspect of our lives.... everything!  People are STUPID to think this is a good thing.
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Re: Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 06:08:02 PM »
No mention of West Virginia, where only ONE insurer remains in the healthcare exchange?
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Highmark to be alone on W.Va. exchange
September 12, 2013 12:21 am
By Bill Toland / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


It happened again this week, this time in West Virginia. A major for-profit health insurer, Coventry in this case, pulled out of that state's nascent health care marketplace, meaning Pittsburgh-based Highmark Inc.'s West Virginia branch will be the only insurer selling subsidized health policies on the exchange when it opens for business Oct. 1.

West Virginia's Coventry pullout was the latest in a series of similar announcements.

In the spring, UnitedHealth Group said it would offer plans in only a dozen state exchanges; previously it had said it would sell policies on as many as 25 exchanges. Cigna is offering plans in just five states, according to Kaiser Health News. Aetna has pulled out of at least five exchanges, after having originally proposed plans in 14 states, according to Kaiser.

The exchanges, a principal feature of the 2010 health care overhaul known as the Affordable Care Act, are meant to be online marketplaces where the uninsured can shop for a variety of policies from a variety of insurers. And while that will be the case in some states -- Pennsylvania, for example -- in others, the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers are the only game in town.  ...
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