Comment: Another Obamacare bait-and-switch—your wallet-busting rate-shock premiums would be even higher except they buried some of the cost into higher deductibles, coinsurance, and co-pays. It’s a classic Obamacare bait-and-switch (which would be illegal if it were a defective used car, but it’s only your health, so it’s A-okay!). (/sarcasm)
“Higher cost-sharing and narrow networks in Affordable Care Act health plans are here to stay. That was the assessment of a health-care consultant who was the first head of the federal Office of Health Insurance Exchanges.”
“From the outset, the two main strategies for keeping premiums down in ACA plans has [sic] been managing health-care provider networks and higher cost-sharing through deductibles, coinsurance and copayments, [...]”
There you have it folks, from the horse’s mouth: “from the outset” Obamacare’s “two main strategies for keeping premiums down” have been making you pay more out of pocket, and limiting your choices.
HIGHER COST-SHARING, NARROW NETWORKS, HERE TO STAY IN ACA HEALTH PLANS
Oct 6, 2015 / by Sara Hansard