(Editor's Comment: All of the yelling, screaming and protesting on the streets and at Town Hall meetings by the far left is the work of the radical wing of the DNC and major worker's unions in support of the disasterous Obamacare (ACA) who want an even futher disaster in America with a single payor Socialist system. And now the Democrats, who hate Trump and America will attempt to disrupt his state-of-the-union address before Congress)
How I Opted Out of Obamacare, Saved a Lot of Money and Felt Less Stupid
Dateline: February 24, 2017 - In late 2016, Humana notified me that they were no longer offering the health insurance plan I had been purchasing from them for many years. The plan was “grandfathered in” under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), meaning that the plan did not have to comply with all the rules of the ACA (or “Obamacare”, as some call it). It was one of those plans that fell under “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” as president Obama famously claimed dozens of times.
In 10 years on this plan, not once did I reach the $2,500 a year deductible on my plan. In other words, the only cost that Humana has incurred on my behalf was the cost of processing paperwork. And yet Humana was now dropping me like a bad habit.
Although the monthly premium had increased from $88 per month in 2007 to $266 per month in 2016, the plan was still better than any ACA-compliant plan available. But now the only plan that Humana or anybody else could offer me was an ACA-compliant plan at $450 per month with a higher deductible and all around much worse coverage.
Obama must have meant to say “if you like your plan, you can keep it…for a while”. Politifact called his claim the “Lie of the Year” for 2013, more than 3 years after the ACA was made law. With intrepid fact checkers like Politifact, who needs enemies?