by Tami Jackson
By now every American is familiar with the ongoing unnatural disaster that is Obamacare, and most are familiar with the sky-high premiums of ACA-compliant plans.
Economists and health care providers alike warned of the impending, back-breaking expense entailed with insuring everyone in America, even those here illegally. But no one could have foreseen the degree of economic and personal destruction this egregious bill would cause.
Heritage Action contributor, Katherine Rosario, writes of a real-life couple she calls “Jen and husband” and their real-life experience with the ruinous bill.
Jen and her husband, North Carolina residents, selected a health insurance plan that had a low monthly premium. The Blue Advantage Saver offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina worked for them and fit their needs.
They received a letter dated September 24, 2013 that said, “We value your continued membership and want to let you know about some changes.”
But Jen found that the letter was about more than “some changes” as she read through the infuriating letter. The letter outlined the three key ways her health care plan would be affected “due to the ACA regulations.” Her BCBS plan would no longer be offered in 2014 because it did not match up to Obamacare requirements; it its stead, they offered her a “new plan that both meets the guidelines of the ACA and offers all the features you’re used to from BCBS.”
The letter added, “to make it easy for you, we have transitioned you to a plan that most closely matches the benefits of your 2013 plan.”
There was just one problem with the suggested plan, the Blue Advantage Bronze. It was way more expensive. In fact, Jen told said that the new premium was more than her monthly mortgage payment for her home.
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