Latest on Obamacare (and if YOU have a good story about Obamacare, please post it on here )
From New York Times – Saturday:
“…In a typical letter, about 25,000 policyholders of Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania were informed, “As a result of the health care law, your current health plan will be discontinued effective December 31, 2013.”
Consumers living in Washington, D.C., were informed by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield that “your current plan will cease to exist” on Jan. 1 because it does not conform to the new federal mandates.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida said it was informing about 300,000 subscribers that their insurance policies did not meet the new requirements…
Consumers are typically offered new coverage that meets federal standards, but the cost of comparable policies may be more or less than what they now pay, depending on a person’s age, income, family size, place of residence and tobacco use, among other factors…”
NOTE FROM ME: the key word in the above is “typically” — not “always.” So what happens to those who fall outside the “typically” category?