Why? Because your policy doesn’t meet the Essential Health Benefit standards, which include the following at a minimum:
- Ambulatory patient services, such as doctor’s visits and outpatient services
- Emergency services
- Maternity and newborn care
- Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment
- Prescription drugs
- Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices
- Laboratory services
- Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
- Pediatric services, including oral and vision care
The changes don’t seem to square with one of the president’s promises: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” (emphasis added)
And if you’re just hearing about this, you need to speak with your journalism friends…
This is also a classic case of the media making sure they are on the record reporting something, but only doing so after it is too late to hurt their big government agenda. The media wanted ObamaCare to pass, so the media refused to do any kind of reporting like this when it might have derailed the legislation before it became law.
Four years after passage, though, the Associated Press decides to pretend they are real reporters. The same thing is going to happen if this new immigration reform package passes. Five years from now the AP will report, “Border Not Closed as Promised.” This is what happens when the government and media are both liars and become one.
The closer of this AP piece is especially hilarious. We are assured that those who lose their insurance “won’t object once they realize that the new coverage they will get is better than current bare-bones plans.”
Well, the plans may be a good deal if you qualify for a substantial subsidy and may not if you don’t. The pricing isn’t clear yet. Some states are showing what on the surface appear to be “reasonable” pricing, however these are primarily states (California, Washington, Vermont) that already have very expensive health coverage due to (excessive) government mandates.