Who is really throwing Granny off the cliff in this photo?
A former MSNBC host, Dylan Ratigan, ranted on Twitter two days ago after his health insurance plan was cancelled, ‘I bought a catastrophic health policy for $170/mo when I left MSNBC. Obamacare cancelled the policy. New rate $600/mo. Thnx Mr. President!’
Mr. Ratigan is only one of millions who have been misled and will begin to see the Obamacare bottom line.
The cancellations will go well beyond the 5% Mr. Obama puts out there as the ‘small number affected.’
This has only just begun. Beginning in January, those losing insurance because of the employer mandate will start to lose their insurance. The process will be repeated in the Fall when the small business plans are hit.
Right now, we are seeing seniors losing their Medicare Advantage, a much-prized program, which didn’t carry a premium.
Seniors are now losing their doctors because of slashed funding reductions.
The CEO of United Healthcare, Jack Larsen, said this about dropping doctors from their insurance because of rate cutbacks:
“We are working to collaborate with a more focused network of physicians to help us provide higher quality and more affordable health care coverage to meet the needs of our members, and help them get more from their health plan benefits,” Larsen said.
“This work has become even more urgent in light of the severe funding reductions for Medicare Advantage plans that have come from Washington.”
Private insurance companies that cover patients under Medicare Advantage in New Jersey have started to drop doctors and patients because of the Obamacare funding cuts.
The seniors In New Jersey will now pay premiums, a co-pay for office visits, and they will have a co-pay for prescription drugs. The cost of drugs will go up as well, by as much as 7 times in some reported cases.
New Jersey Blue-Shield is eliminating half of the zero-premium plans and all zero-premium plans with prescription drugs.
New Jersey Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield spokesman Tom Vincz tells the Daily Caller that “due to rising health care costs and cuts to Medicare Advantage we had to make these product changes.”
“Clearly, beneficiaries and health plans have not seen the full impact of these cuts,” Herger said in his opening statement. “Yet millions of seniors will be forced out of the plans they have and like once they are fully implemented.”
Seniors will pay a premium tax under Obamacare which will lead to higher cost-sharing for patients.
Insurance companies are seeking a carve out for the program from Congress.
Isn’t there a problem with a program that is meant to help people when the majority of people in the program need or want special exemptions.