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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6 2013 9:32 a.m. MST

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Interloper
Portland, OR

It turns out most of the persons profiled in the media because of health care policy cancellations will actually get better poiicies under the Affordable Care Act. They had so-called mini-meds that offered few benefits and high deductibles. The most vocal of them had a policy that did not cover hospitalization. The ACA requires 10 areas, including preventive care and hospitalization, be covered. Costs must be limited to less than $6,500 annually for everyone. These folks either qualify for Medicaid (no premiums) or will get subsidies to buy private insurance that is better than what they had before.

JMHO
Southern, UT

Interloper: The government needs to force me to buy the policy they think is best for me? And at a higher cost? Telling people it is ok because we are giving you a better product than you had is just smoke and mirrors. The promise was simple, "if you like your plan you can keep it."
Are there upsides to ACA? Of course. Millions of people who chose to pocket their wealth and risk medical insurance now get to keep their money and not pay for insurance. Great deal. If I could work it out, I would sign up for it. In fact, I'm trying to negotiate with my employer to do just that. Pay me what you have been paying for my plan and allow me to get free insurance from the government. What a great deal!

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Interloper" so then you admit that we were sold a lie. Obama said that if you like your insurance that you would be able to keep it. If those people with the mini-med plans liked them, then why are those plans going away? What do you say to the people that don't qualify for the subsidies and are now paying more for insurance? The average rate increase has been 73% in 45 of the 50 states.

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

If you like your lies, you can keep telling your lies. Period!

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

The Economist referred to Sec. Sebelius as "baffling ineptitude." In 2009 Mr. Obama promised Americans that if they liked their insurance and their doctor, you could keep it PERIOD. Now the promise is made with an ASTERISK. It's called bait and switch.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Man the old Platters song really has meaning now. You remember the great pretender?

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