Political analyst Kirsten Powers has been a supporter of Obamacare, but she’s also an honest reporter. Yesterday she went online to the Washington, D.C., exchange and found she couldn’t keep the plan she likes. Getting something similar will double her monthly premiums from $160 to $300.
Powers says she is willing to pay something more so that 30 million more people can have health insurance, but she’s not thrilled with paying twice as much for a goal she doesn’t think will be reached: Obamacare is “not quite the way they sold it.”
WORLD’s goal is to cover Obamacare at street-level, not suite-level, so here’s my question: If you buy insurance on the individual market, have received notice that your current policy does not meet Obamacare requirements, and must now buy a new policy through an exchange, what’s your experience so far? Have you been able to go online and get information? What’s the difference in cost between what you have and what you can get?
Please post responses below, giving your name and city. If you’d prefer to send an email, please write to WORLD reporter J.C. Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hold the venting, please: Give us the facts.