The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing health insurance. This includes adding preventive care and essential health benefits. The ACA also ends medical underwriting. Due to these and other changes, many people will pay more for their health insurance coverage in 2014 than they do today.
A Wall Street Journal analysis stated that health insurance costs were set to double and triple in some cases for healthier Americans, with the new exchanges likely to offer fewer or none of the the lower-price policies offered now to people with healthy habits. Then a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama repeatedly pledged his plan would reduce premiums for the average family by $2,500. (emphasis added)
But more concerning is…
Scherz also said the Affordable Care Act has the effect of the government monopolizing health care through hospitals, thus limiting competition from personal physicians and other specialists like himself and leading to increased costs: