The ‘Furor’ Over Canceled Health Plans Revisited

Casting a critical eye on last fall’s “furor over canceled health plans” under Obamacare, Jason Millman points to a new study in Health Affairs that “provides historical perspective on the individual market before the Affordable Care Act.”

It “estimates that about 6.2 million people leave individual coverage each year, which is more than the reported plan cancellation numbers this past fall. Of course, there’s a big difference between leaving coverage and being told your coverage is being canceled because of Obamacare.”

“So, who’s the most likely to be upset about having their plan canceled? For starters, adults ages 35-64 are much more attached to their individual plans.”

(Health Affairs)

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  • Yonatan YONATAN

    As a former republican supporter, it sickens me the way the senate republicans have held” hostage” the passing of the unemployment extension bill in the senate. When there are more than 2.6 million families affected by unemployment in this country, many of whom have lost everything and have become homeless, while waiting for the extension bill to finally be passed. It saddens me to think that my party who claims to represent “family values”, have shown itself, to be the party that represents big business interests, and lobbyists. Senators such as John Boehner, have put the interest of the XL Oil Pipeline lobbyist, before his own constituents, and countrymen. The republican party has shown us their “new face”, and it’s not a pretty one. When millions of families in this country have had to face evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy, and homelessness, the senate are still playing “party politics” as usual. Since late last December the republican senate have used these poor families as bargaining chips, and for political leverage, to advance their own political agenda. As Benjamin Franklin once said “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time”, and the republican party will see a tremendous backlash by these millions of voters in the coming election. Many of voters who were once long time republicans, are disillusioned, and disgusted by the republicans uncaring and unsympathetic policies and decisions. I nor any of my “former ‘ republican friends, will not ever AGAIN VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

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