I've been following this mess on and off. Are these cancellations happening only to those with individual plans? Or are they happening to even people with healthcare provided by their employer? I have BCBS which is provided by my employer, a rather huge international company. Should I be concerned?
Employers with 50 or more employees must provide you with insurance.
reply to post by daryllyn
Up until today, these cancellations were only stories on the news to us...Today, it hit HOME!
We were upset yesterday...TODAY, we're furious!
reply to post by kdyam
All of the employers that I have worked for (not "crappy employers") usually change their employees health plan options every few years.... to either save the company money or to offer better benefits to their employees. I have seen it happen with most of them on a yearly basis... so to assume that most of them will be grandfathered in is pure ignorance. Now people paying their own insurance for themselves or their families outside of employer sponsored plans would be much more likely to be grandfathered in. When males being forced to pay for maternity care or people who are no longer children being forced to pay for pediatric care to the tune of much higher premiums( just to name a few of the 10 essential benefits) and deductibles going up into the thousands all across the board is factored it give people the right to be angry. Employers have a right to look out for their bottom line... otherwise they would have to let their employees go.. don't be mad at the employers.. be lucky you even have some form of health insurance. I would be interested to know if you have signed up for the ACA? Or are you just a slightly hypocritical poster here who is getting employer funded healthcare (even though yours is bound to change) and then trying to stomp on others who are rightfully complaining about theirs?
Is spreading the costs of maternity care among everyone really such a terrible thing? Don't we all pay for education regardless of the ages of our children or if we even have children at all. We do these things for the common good.
So we should be filled with gratitude that we have any insurance at all? Why should healthcare be tied to employment? Why shouldn't we be upset that we can't move beyond our broken healthcare system and adopt a single-payer system like every other single civilized nation on the planet? Maybe you should be angry that we had to settle for a half-step?
You also point out that employers regularly change their plans. Sometimes this is because they negotiate a rate, sometimes it's because they are trying to save money and cut your coverage (where the hell is the choice in that?) and still other times it's because insurance companies regularly consolidate, discontinue and create new plans. Is it not possible that at least *some* of these cancellation notices are more about showmanship? My company changed plans this past year, I got a letter and some forms offering me a selection from two plans. What if they framed it differently and sent me a letter that said they were cancelling my old plan and I had to go to their website to pick a new one? It's effectively the same thing.
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Good... remember all the Mob mentality harashment and name calling you and like you did ? honest people trying to tell you ??? allot more coming gullible goyim... self inflected as all the other gullible goyim. You will believe as more pain comes your way ... sooo get ready it's just begun TRAITOR ! Reap you World Wind!
You’ll blow this off… and find out different just like you are now SUCKER !
It's your turn now !
reply to post by burdman30ott6
Just don't file income tax can't penalize u if u don't file....
Not true. Several years ago I didn't file. It took a while but I got an 'estimated' tax due bill from the IRS. So I filed and was due a small refund which was shy I hadn't filed in the first place. It was a complete waste of my time.
I really think there should be a class action lawsuit against ACA. If the nation is going to go down in flames with such horrible "we must pass it before we can read it" garbage, then might as well embarass the people who wrote it and send some people to jail.
Seriously enough is enough. I cant believe people are getting their already over-priced policies cancelled in favor of more expensive healthcare programs. If this # is affordable, then I dread what the unaffordable plans would be, must be only for the billionares.
When will people wake up and see what the Democrats have done to the country these past 6 years?
Don't blame the Democrats. Blame the 2 Party System. It has been going on for far longer than 6 years.
Since you are claiming Obamacre is like Romney care please explain their similarities in great detail. I will enjoy this one.
But the bipartisan bliss didn’t last very long. Just prior to the ceremony, Romney’s aides had announced that the Governor would be vetoing several key provisions of the bill, including its employer mandate that forced all companies in the state, employing more than 10 people, to provide health coverage for their workers or pay a $295-per-person fine. Romney vetoed several other provisions of the law, including one that extended dental benefits to Medicaid patients, and another that gave certain “special status aliens” the ability to receive Medicaid benefits.
In the end, it didn’t matter what Romney thought about the employer mandate. The Democrats controlled 85 percent of the legislature. After the bill-signing ceremony was over, they went back to the State House and overrode each of Romney’s eight vetoes.