ObamaCare Bait and Switch
Posted by madjillmom on October 29, 2013
Early this morning, I was finally able to navigate through the healthcare.gov website onto the actual offerings for my age, my county, and my state. I wasn’t easy. It really is not a friendly website. You try clicking on lots of different things hoping to get somewhere. So, ten days past the account setup, I was able to go into see what is really available.
A few weeks ago, the Obamacare website put a button on that would allow us to view the policy prices available in the exchange without an account. The “shop and browse” feature looked pretty good. All the prices (39 different options) were under our current rate. I began to think that there might be some options in Obamacare. But I just couldn’t quite believe it. It was strangely comforting to think that if our current insurance goes up because of the minimum care standards that require I at 56 be covered for maternity benefits, there would be a fallback on the exchange. Score one for Obamacare.
But, the “shop and browse” feature was a lie. On that part of the website, all 39 were affordable. But when I actually got into the marketplace, only two options out of 39 were affordable. A comparable policy with comparable deductibles will double our costs. So there is no backup for us. We will have to pay whatever the increase will be. Praying that the increase is affordable, but know that sooner or later it won’t be.
This website is engaging in bait and switch tactics that would be illegal if the local Walmart did it. Obama needs to answer to all the lies used to pass this law into existence. Please remember that no Republicans voted for this law. Please remember that the Republicans have tried and tried to repeal, defund, and delay the law and all it onerous consequences. The law was “designed” to give nearly free healthcare to the poor at the expense of all the middle class. Remember this when you pay more for coverage you do not need.