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Obamacare Forces Over 800,000 in N.J. to Change Insurance Plan
Free Beacon ^ | October 10, 2013 10:32 am | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 10/28/2013 1:43:26 PM PDT by Red Steel

Plans that no longer cover federal requirements will phase out in 2014

More than 800,000 New Jersey residents will be forced to find different health insurance as plans that no longer cover the Affordable Care Act’s requirements are phased out, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported on Sunday.

Those in the individual and small-employer markets will only have three insurance providers available through the health insurance exchange. Of the 800,000 needing new plans, at least 50,000 senior citizens will need to find new plans. The Star-Ledger reports:

Horizon sent notices to 50,000 of its New Jersey members explaining to seniors that their current plans will not be available next year.

Brian McGuire, associate state director for AARP New Jersey, said these changes may be frustrating to seniors forced to change plans, but it is an overall benefit for Medicare recipients. That’s because the Affordable Care Act provides financial incentives to insurance plans that are ranked highest for quality of care and customer service.

“Any time a senior has a plan they like and have to change, that’s not a positive, but we have a much better assurance that there are higher-quality plans being offered,” he said.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: fraud; obamacare
The loss of health insurance is greatly increasing daily.
1 posted on 10/28/2013 1:43:26 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

It’s only a matter of time before the riots start.


2 posted on 10/28/2013 1:44:19 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Red Steel

If you like your insurance..... fooled ya!


3 posted on 10/28/2013 1:45:19 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ( "I was all for Obamacare, until I found out I was paying for it." - California Girl)
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To: Red Steel

so...800,000 people “didn’t” like their health insurance?


4 posted on 10/28/2013 1:46:13 PM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: Red Steel

Hopefully the cancellations include the insurance of my block-headed, Obama-voting aunt and uncle who live in Morristown.


5 posted on 10/28/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Red Steel

I love hearing ObamaCare sob stories from blue states. Burn, baby, burn!


6 posted on 10/28/2013 1:47:26 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Red Steel

Good! You wanted the SOB, now deal with the crap that falls out of his butt


7 posted on 10/28/2013 1:47:41 PM PDT by Farnsworth (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: Da Coyote

Yeah, I wonder if the Demoncrats won’t be facing pitchforks from some of these folks.

They can also thank Christ Christie(soon to be D) for helping in the woes.

Popcorn, anyone?


8 posted on 10/28/2013 1:48:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Da Coyote
Tucked away inside the bill is also a database of all prescriptions filled. If you want to keep your guns, don't let anyone in your household fill a prescription for Ritalin, Prozac, Zoloft, Adderal, Zanax, or anything which could indicate psychological symptoms receiving treatment.

Some states already had it in place as well as the FAA for pilots and their family members.

9 posted on 10/28/2013 1:49:03 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Red Steel
ØbamaCare is nothing more than a bait and switch scam to facilitate wealth redistribution.
It's time to impeach the POS in the WH and declare ØbamaCare null and void.
10 posted on 10/28/2013 1:52:00 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red Steel

AARP should shut their collective mouths. They sandbagged the seniors on 0care and everyone knows it. They’ve shown themselves to be nothing but shameless crony capitalists.


11 posted on 10/28/2013 1:55:14 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Farnsworth

Ditto. Those who supported all this crap need to feel the intense, sharp pain of it. That’s the ONLY way it’ll wake these lo-fos up.


12 posted on 10/28/2013 1:56:09 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: oh8eleven

To those of the 800, 000 who voted LIB/DIM...eat it. Bwaaaaaaaaahahahaha.


13 posted on 10/28/2013 1:57:54 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ScottinVA

Reality can be a cold slap in the face.......for those who can still think


14 posted on 10/28/2013 1:58:58 PM PDT by Farnsworth (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: blackdog

I take Folderol.....................


15 posted on 10/28/2013 1:59:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (The only way to defeat liberalism is to give them everything they want......then pick up the pieces.)
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16 posted on 10/28/2013 2:00:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Badger

Prescribed by a doctor of Proinconology?


17 posted on 10/28/2013 2:03:28 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

—Zanax

Xanax, get yer spelling right


18 posted on 10/28/2013 2:09:34 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Red Steel

AARP is probably one of the companies benefitting. Like someone else here on FR said, crony capitalism.


19 posted on 10/28/2013 2:11:54 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Red Steel
“Any time a senior has a plan they like and have to change, that’s not a positive, but we have a much better assurance that there are higher-quality plans being offered,” he said." Absolute and utter bullshlt. What you are paying for is abortions,colonoscopies, and wellness visits. Yes your plan had to change, however mad it makes you, but it did not have to be canceled. I am saying its time to get ugly with these fascists.
20 posted on 10/28/2013 2:12:08 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Red Steel

I have lost my advantage plan which I liked. My wife and I now have to find an alternative which will be limited to an HMO type that will reduce doctor coverage and plan options.

We did not vote for Obama by any means, and many of the seniors in New Jersey, by my survey of the two elections did not either. Don’t blame us for the Camden, Trenton Newark voters.


21 posted on 10/28/2013 2:13:25 PM PDT by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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To: Adder

I imagine that the requirement for all the bells and whistles was from the insurance companies, to spread the costs overall around. Maybe if the requirements were more age appropriate for the consumer, it would be easier to swallow, I dunno.


22 posted on 10/28/2013 2:14:52 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: blackdog
My doctor...............
23 posted on 10/28/2013 2:19:17 PM PDT by Red Badger (The only way to defeat liberalism is to give them everything they want......then pick up the pieces.)
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To: JeanLM
I have lost my advantage plan which I liked. My wife and I now have to find an alternative

Find it soon. I believe prices jump substantially for a January 1st Obamacare plan start date. eHealthInsurance.com has a 12 month price lock in plan which is probably soon gone.

24 posted on 10/28/2013 2:31:38 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Red Steel

Barack Obama, September 9, 2009: “Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have.”

I have no health insurance, so the President says I don’t have to change that.


25 posted on 10/28/2013 2:32:27 PM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: running_dog_lackey

Oh, so they’re being “forced to change their plans.”

Guess that’s not the SAME AS being dropped from their plan?

Who can keep all of this straight?


26 posted on 10/28/2013 3:36:56 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks
Oh, so they’re being “forced to change their plans.”
Guess that’s not the SAME AS being dropped from their plan?”

No, it's not the same as being dropped because Advantage Plans are being totally canceled, as in not being there anymore. The Feds have never liked Advantage plans because they cost the government more money than non-Advantage plans.

I remember seeing/hearing McCain rave on the senate floor against the AARP Advantage plan.

I never had an Advantage Plan as you had a group of doctors to choose from, but couldn't go out on your own and get a doctor not in their plan.

27 posted on 10/28/2013 3:50:15 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Red Steel

59.8 million people voted for Obama in 2012. Can you hear me now?


28 posted on 10/28/2013 3:56:03 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Red Badger

Does he do the glove snap with that look on his face? Big fingers!


29 posted on 10/28/2013 3:58:00 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: hal ogen
To those of the 800, 000 who voted LIB/DIM...eat it. Bwaaaaaaaaahahahaha.

The NJ morons just voted in some RAT mayor to represent them in the Senate. That state is all in on stupid.

30 posted on 10/28/2013 5:54:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Da Coyote

It’s apparently easier to riot than to vote for Steve Lonegan.


31 posted on 10/28/2013 8:08:28 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Red Steel
Horizon sent notices to 50,000 of its New Jersey members explaining to seniors that their current plans will not be available next year...some 'rat jerk on Kelly tonight claiming that seniors all over the country getting notices of changes in their policies wasn't unusual at all, because these were Medicare Advantage plans and they tend to change every year - forgot to mention that Obama stole three-quarters of a trillion dollars out of Medicare funding, most of which came from the Advantage Plan program, in order to apply the money to the rest of Obamacare to try to make it look "affordable".....
32 posted on 10/28/2013 9:20:20 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Red Steel

I don’t know about you, but I’d like to go back to the world of, “The Andy Griffith Show.” I remember that world. It really wasn’t that bad...


33 posted on 10/28/2013 9:26:46 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

34 posted on 10/28/2013 9:28:41 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Red Steel

well our RATIONED health care both plans do not meet 0’care regs, are they going to throw all seniors and Ret. Military over 65 off the cliff to?


35 posted on 10/28/2013 11:08:30 PM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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