Federal officials declared that “many Obamacare customers are facing lower out-of-pocket health costs this year compared to 2015 as they continued pitching coverage sold on government health marketplaces as an affordable option for consumers.” This came from a CNBC article allows the government to perpetuate their lies. Here is some more:
Officials also said that plans sold on that federally operated marketplace, which serves 38 states, typically cover seven or more common health services without requiring that consumers meet their deductible limits first — meaning that many people are not having to spend much, if anything, out of pocket for their typical medical needs.
These seven or more health services are a joke. What is the color of the sky in the world where these government officials live? The biggest complaint by everyone I know or treat as a patient is that the cost of insurance is outrageous and the deductible are way too high.
The report noted that one-third of HealthCare.gov customers have deductibles of less than or equal to $250.
And more than half of the customers have deductibles of less than $1,000, according to the report.
“The majority of our consumers are in plans that are far lower [in terms of deductibles] than many folks might think,” said Linke Young, principal deputy director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Those lower actual deductibles reflect the fact that although more than half of the plans sold on HealthCare.gov have a listed deductible of $3,000 or more.
They are stealing from Peter to pay for Paul. Those half who have massive deductibles are now not only paying too much for their insurance but since they can’t afford the deductibles they are NOT getting the care they need. The idiotic government just made that group unhealthier.
Enough of the lies. Kill the ACA or gut it and fix it. It has failed. The Co-ops failed. Obamacare failed. Lying does not make it better.