Vanishing Obamacare plans

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Finding out what’s in it: More than a million people are losing their health insurance plans this year as insurers increasingly flee Obamacare.

The number above was determined by

At least 1.4 million people in 32 states will lose the Obamacare plan they have now, according to state officials contacted by Bloomberg. That’s largely caused by Aetna Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and some state or regional insurers quitting the law’s markets for individual coverage.

…Nationwide estimates of the number of people losing their current plans are higher. For example, Charles Gaba, who tracks the law at, estimates that 2 million to 2.5 million people in the U.S. will lose their current plans, compared with 2 million a year ago. Gaba’s estimate is based on insurance company membership data.

For the people losing plans, there are fewer and fewer choices. One estimate by the Kaiser Family Foundation predicts that for at least 19 percent of the people in Obamacare’s individual market next year there will be only one insurer to choose from.

Obviously, the solution is to ask the people that wrote this bad law to fix it. We should all vote Democratic on election day, and help make this disaster even worse!



  • PeterF

    If your insurance company pulls out and cancels your health insurance, the IRS will fine you for not having mandated insurance. Hows that for a “bag over the head, punch in the face”?

  • pzatchok

    Just had a “benefits” meeting at work tonight. They are not benefits anymore.

    I have told these Obama bots and Dimocrats at work for the last several years to watch their health insurance rates go up and coverage go down.

    The company just switched insurers for a better rate.
    It doubled our deductibles. Doubled our co-pays if not eliminating them outright. And to top it off doubled, yes doubled, our premiums. All while dropping our total coverage.

    But to make up for it they are also offering a cheaper HSA plan with HUGE deductibles and somewhat similar coverage to what we have now. Huge deductibles, as in those very same plans Obama said were toxic and didn’t offer enough coverage. They changed some numbers and now they are back and good enough for Obama.

    As a kicker if you smoke its a hundred bucks a month more. And we were warned that they would eventually start charging extra for things like high blood pressure, over weight and a few other higher risk items.

    I have never seen 200 people literally want to rip an insurance agents ass apart. We had a few older women (Hillary supporters) crying.

    Even the top bosses looked grim. They are on the same plans as we are.

    Tonight just made a hundred or more Trump voters. Plus a few new republicans.

  • pzatchok

    This is one of the October surprises Hillary was hoping to avoid.

  • wayne


    Yowza! And it only gets worse for 2017– the ACA hasn’t fully kicked in 100%. Part of that was intentionally planned and part as a result of (illegal) delays Obama ordered early on.

    [And Obama is currently shifting hundreds of millions of dollars in “risk-corridor” payments to insurance companies, in a manner many believe is illegal, even under the ACA. (which, I would put forth, most all of us believe is illegal, except for Chief Justice Robert’s.)]

    My Plan just morphed on October 1st & my premiums almost doubled.

  • wayne

    Love Gov:
    A Remedy for Healthcare Choices (Ep. 3 of 5)

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