Individual and family insurance plans with comprehensive benefits could see major price spikes in the coming months as more measures of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act come into place.
A new report found plan premiums that cover benefits like prescription drugs and maternity care, among others, will increase by nearly half this year. The “Cost of Comprehensive Health Benefits” report from eHealth, Inc. found the average monthly premiums for individual and family health insurance plans are 47% higher than average when they cover a comprehensive list of eight health benefits compared to2012. Deductibles are on average for plans that cover these benefits are 27% lower than the average for all plans.
The report compared 30,000 individual plans purchased across 32 states on eHealthInsurance.com. eHealth has released this report since 2005...
Just for grins, let's recall how the President "sold" Obamacare to a reluctant American public (before the Democrats rammed it down our throats without a single representative bothering to read the bill before voting on it).
• Obamacare will "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year." - Lie.
• "If you like your healthcare plan, you'll be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what." - Lie.
• "Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase." - Lie.
• "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits - either now or in the future." - Lie.
• It's not a government takeover: "I don't believe that government can or should run healthcare." - Lie.
• The new healthcare law will improve, not hurt, the quality of American healthcare. - Lie.
Those are just off the top of my head. There are probably more. My prediction: 2014 will be a banner year for the Republican Party, in spite of the idiocy of John Boehner and Karl Rove. Because our very survival will be at stake with the madness that is this stuttering clusterf*** of a miserable failure of a bill.
Hat tip: BadBlue Financial News.