And now, Obamacare is costing his own family its insurance.
What the article doesn’t make particularly clear is that Dr. Carpenter does have access to Obamacare where they don’t care about his pre-existing conditions. That is ASSUMING healthcare.gov is fixed. Which is a “Mythical Man Month” thing and may or may not happen.
But the implication of the article is “spot on”. He had insurance he liked, it covered his situation and suddently he’s losing it thanks to Obamacare and has to pay more for the replacement coverage with its 10 essential health benefits.
Why more? Because Dr. Carpenter most likely doesn’t qualify for a subsidy. He pays the full price.
Remember. President Obama promised us we could keep our plan and our doctor if we liked it? He also mentioned reductions in annual premiums too. Not just once or twice either. Dr. Carson and many others are paying the price.
Some companies are extending their current plans through 2014. Assuming Obamacare survivives, another group of individual policy holders will have to face the music of paying higher premiums.
… I’m not obivious to those Obamacare helps. I just got off the phone with potential clients who will benefit from the coverage. There is no easy answer, but there’s a better answer than this complex cluster…