Comment: Data from eHealthInsurance.com, the nation’s largest online health insurance broker, indicate that their average non-subsidized premium has increased 99% for an individual since the “Affordable” Care Act took effect, and 140% for the average family.
Remember the excuses? Remember when we were told Obamacare would save us $2,500 a year? That we could keep our plans? And then told our premiums were going up more slowly than ever before, even as our bills skyrocketed? And then told the policies we could not keep were “bad apple” policies, anyhow?
Starting with its website launch October 1, 2013 (the largest I.T. disaster in the history of the world), cancelling people’s preferred plans, doubling premiums for people who pay, and loading millions of Americans into unsustainable federal dependency programs, the unAffordable Care Act has proved even worse than its more ardent detractors could’ve ever imagined.
The Obamacare Truth Squad advocates for the re-legalization of catastrophic insurance (banned under Obamacare) as an affordable consumer option. Obamacare is a care catastrophe, instead. That’s not what we meant, government!
“MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 23, 2017– Today eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) (eHealth.com), the nation’s first and largest private online health insurance exchange, released an analysis of individual and family health insurance shopping trends for the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period. [...]
eHealth’s analysis provides an aggregated, anonymized examination of individual and family health insurance premiums and deductibles for plans selected by eHealth shoppers not receiving government subsidies under the ACA from November 1 through December 31, 2016. It also includes demographic information on shoppers and a review of individual and family costs previously published by eHealth since 2008. [...]
Individual coverage highlights
- Average individual premium: $393 per month for an individual not receiving subsidies in the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period
- In 2013, the year before major Obamacare provisions came into effect, the average individual premium was $197 per month
- Between 2013 and the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period, average individual premiums have increased 99%
Family coverage highlights
- Average family premium: $1,021 per month for a family not receiving subsidies in the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period
- In 2013, the year before major Obamacare provisions came into effect, the average family’s premium was $426 per month
- Between the end of 2013 and the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period, average family premiums have increased 140%”
Average Individual Health Insurance Premiums Increased 99% Since 2013, the Year Before Obamacare, & Family Premiums Increased 140%, According to eHealth.com Shopping Data
eHealthInsurance.com Investor Relations, Jan. 23, 2017