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Last edited at 6:22PM on 10/28/2013
I doubt the number is in the millions. They are being dropped because they can get insurance through either a federal or state exchange. The current insurance provider may not have bid to be in the exchange because the coverage does not meet the minimum coverage, or menu of coverage, required by the Affordable Healthcare Act. Don 't fall for all the other BS out there.
Carney admitted today that they knew in advance in July 2010 that up to 10 million would be dropped from coverage. They can't keep up the fiction because docs have come out and the press doesn't believe the spin. So they're changing the standard to, "that most people will keep their insurance." no, that's true, because one hundred and thirty million people have health insurance from their employer, and another 6 million have Medicare or Medicaid. Those aren't affected except to pay a $60 tax. I guess 10 million people (1 in 20 voters) don't count...
On the flip side, some people are apparently being forced to accept or keep their employer's insurance plans, while other less expensive options are out there to be had. Under the new law they're not being allowed to shop other plans, or switch to a spouse's less expensive plan, as many people do year to year. Something to do with, "...as long as your employer's plan is deemed affordable, by Washington, & costs less than 8-9% of your salary, you must accept it." Has anyone else heard similar stories? Curious. (The public was told, constantly, that they would still be allowed to freely shop insurance. Privately & thru the gov't exchange. That this would not change. Has it?)