Today a 37 year old lawyer told me that she will not have health insurance for 2017 since her premiums are soaring.
She has monumental law school loans, is upside down on her car, lives with her parents, and has nothing to lose.
She will just claim bankruptcy if she is hospitalized.
Otherwise, she will save over $5,000 in annual insurance costs plus a $6,000 deductible.
Many doctors will take cash patients for about what her co-pays would be.
Sam's Club fills our prescriptions for 40% discount compared to our co-pay costs if we use our insurance!!!
WHAT A RIP OFF!
More "random" news: "AFFORDABLE" becomes "SOARING" premiums deductibles and co-pays.
Nearly every county in the state now has only one insurer selling plans through the health-care law’s exchange, and premiums are soaring
The number of physicians who say they’re accepting health insurance plans offered on Obamacare’s federal and state marketplaces has plummeted nearly 20 percentage points, creating yet another crack in the president's rapidly buckling health care law.
According to a recent survey by SERMO, a social network for physicians, about 57 percent of doctors said they won’t be taking new patients insured by the plans next year. That’s down about four percentage points from last year, when 61 percent of physicians said the same, Forbes reported Monday.
But a similar survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association back in 2014 showed that at the time, 76.5 percent of physicians said their practice were accepting insurance plans offered on the state and federal marketplaces.
Based on these two surveys and a little basic math, we find the number of physicians accepting ACA plans has fallen an astounding 19.5 percentage points heading into Obamacare’s fourth enrollment period – a pretty remarkable decline, considering it’s been just three years since the exchanges were first opened.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 31 October 2016 - 10:24 PM.