Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The great bait-and-switch of ObamaCare

Obamacare “Essential Benefits” Rendered Most Current Health Plans Obsolete

The great bait-and-switch of ObamaCare (“you can keep your plan and your doctor”) was intentionally orchestrated by the architects of the legislation. There were thousands of policies offered nationwide that were good and even very good but now they can’t be sustained under the new Obamacare policy requirements. 


These regulations are so narrow that it intentionally made obsolete or non-compliant the vast majority of health care policies in that were currently in existence, thereby requiring the insurers to cancel those offerings.

There are 10 essential benefits to Obamacare that every policy now must have. Most of them are routine and were likely found in some form on the vast majority of plans pre-ObamaCare. Forbes recently compiled a list of these required items:


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