I must say I was a bit suspicious, since so far nothing about this fiasco has been true.
My suspicions turned out to be true:
CBSNEWS: Website Underestimates Cost of Insurance...
Industry analysts point to how the website lumps people only into two broad categories: "49 or under" and "50 or older."
Prices for everyone in the 49-or-under group are based on what a 27-year-old would pay. In the 50-or-older group, prices are based on what a 50-year-old would pay.
CBS News ran the numbers for a 48-year-old in Charlotte, N.C., ineligible for subsidies. According to HealthCare.gov, she would pay $231 a month, but the actual plan on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina's website costs $360, more than 50 percent higher. The difference: Blue Cross and Blue Shield requests your birthday before providing more accurate estimates.
The numbers for older Americans are even more striking. A 62-year-old in Charlotte looking for the same basic plan would get a price estimate on the government website of $394. The actual price is $634.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 23 October 2013 - 10:55 PM.