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Offline rangerrebew

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Sticker shock at the OTHER end of Obamacare coming
« on: December 24, 2013, 08:43:17 AM »
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Re: Sticker shock at the OTHER end of Obamacare coming
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 11:48:51 AM »
Some who had private insurance policies that were canceled may find that keeping the same deductibles may mean higher premiums.

Yup.  While there has been some understated ballyhoo in the media about Obamacare actually reducing premiums in NY, that is a lie that disguises the fact that lower premiums only come with much, much higher deductibles.  Our sole proprietor policy was cancelled, courtesy of Obamacare, and in order to purchase an Obama-approved policy with the same deductible (and with, more or less, the same network of available providers) we would have had to pay a premium that was 50% higher than the premium for the policy that was cancelled.  So, of course, we were forced to purchase an Obama-approved policy with a substantial deductible, and with absolutely no guarantee that we will have access to any substantial number of the doctors we had access to under the policy Obama cancelled for us.  I asked one of my doctors - the one I have to see every month - if he would be accepting new Obamacare policies and he said he had no idea because he didn't know if the companies he had contracts with would be accepting them.  In other words, even if we burn through the deductible - which is not likely - I may still have to go out of pocket with him every month because his services might not even be covered at all.

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Re: Sticker shock at the OTHER end of Obamacare coming
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 09:11:38 PM »
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 09:14:44 PM by Fishrrman »

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