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Obamacare Enrollees 'Finding it Impossible to Cancel Their Plans'
Weekly Standard ^ | 02/28/2014 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 02/28/2014 12:15:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind

A Florida TV station reports that a man has spent 50-60 hours trying to cancel his Obamacare plan, and he still can't get off it:

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"We are hearing about a new problem that involves the Affordable Care Act," said the anchor. "People who signed up for coverage are finding it impossible to cancel their plans. Channel 9's Lori Brown spoke with an Orlando man who has been trying unsuccessfully to cancel for more than six weeks now."

"Andrew Robinson was looking forward to getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. He has a small publishing business and works part time, so he hasn't had coverage. In early January he signed up for a plan that cost nearly $300 a month. About a half hour later he and his wife realized they could barely afford that. They quickly found a less expensive plan through Humana for $116 a month," says the reporter.

"I immediately called back the Florida Blue and asked them to cancel the policy I just set up," says Robinson.

"But he quickly learned canceling Obamacare is no easy task. ... More than six weeks later after spending 50 to 60 hours on the phone his policy is still not canceled and he is still waiting for the payment Florida Blue withdrew from his account to be refunded."

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democratcare; healthcare; obamacare

1 posted on 02/28/2014 12:15:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 02/28/2014 12:16:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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3 posted on 02/28/2014 12:16:49 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And all of them blind numbskull followers of the pied piper himself, Obamalamadingdong. This is actually very funny!


4 posted on 02/28/2014 12:18:10 PM PST by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

Why not just quit paying and see what happens?


5 posted on 02/28/2014 12:18:49 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind



6 posted on 02/28/2014 12:19:20 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t pay the premium!!


7 posted on 02/28/2014 12:19:34 PM PST by ontap
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s probably lying according to Harry (the booty) Reid.
Booty as in filthy obtained lucre.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 12:19:50 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

TOTALITARIANCARE locks you in? No problem, the escape hatch is the death panel.

Adios mofo.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 12:19:51 PM PST by PGalt
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To: SeekAndFind
Gays Show Us How They Move
10 posted on 02/28/2014 12:22:00 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: vette6387

“Why not just quit paying and see what happens?”

Automation withdrawal from his bank account.

” he is still waiting for the payment Florida Blue withdrew from his account to be refunded.”


11 posted on 02/28/2014 12:22:27 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Hi, this is Rachel from Care Services . . . . “


12 posted on 02/28/2014 12:22:31 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great post, that was the first thing that came to mind.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 12:23:16 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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14 posted on 02/28/2014 12:23:46 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: vette6387

They already took his money and won’t give it back.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 12:25:41 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: vette6387

been there, done that.
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there are times when you have to change account numbers
to get something to stop,
which means new checks, among other things.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 12:25:54 PM PST by RockyTx
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“Automation withdrawal from his bank account.”

There are ways to stop that too!


17 posted on 02/28/2014 12:26:37 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, yeah, that real-time monitoring of every single financial action and your bank account is not something the government wants to give up.

As we are all forced into this program, there will be no way to escape the horrendously anal scrutiny of our money that the government believes belongs to them.

It’s all about TAXES and CONTROL and nothing else. If they wanted to improve health, they would have dealt with healthcare, not insurance, finance (yours), and the IRS.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 12:26:42 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That which has been seen cannot be unseen......


19 posted on 02/28/2014 12:26:59 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamacare is the Borg.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 12:27:13 PM PST by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just shut off the money — that is all they care about anyway. Insurance? What insurance?


21 posted on 02/28/2014 12:27:19 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Beagle8U
[ They already took his money and won’t give it back. ]

Rule of Socialist Aquisition #1: Once you steal their money under force of law, you never give it back!

22 posted on 02/28/2014 12:28:35 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Wife set that up for automatic withdraw a couple of years ago to save a couple of bucks and we ended up having to close the account and open a new one. (free, but a hassle with new checks, account number changes, etc.) We couldn’t stop Duke energy from doing it no matter how much we threatened, we learned out lesson and will never allow anyone access like that again.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 12:28:53 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: jyro

” Obamacare is the Borg. “

More like an Assimilated Marxist Ferengi....


24 posted on 02/28/2014 12:29:29 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

[ “Why not just quit paying and see what happens?”

Automation withdrawal from his bank account.

” he is still waiting for the payment Florida Blue withdrew from his account to be refunded.” ]

Time to switch banks and close the account...

Or close down your account, go off the grid, change you name to something ending in “ez” and get a fake matricular card....


25 posted on 02/28/2014 12:30:47 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Sgt_Schultze

“Hi, this is Rachel from Care Services . . . . “

Rage building, Rage Building.... those jerkwads call me 3-5 times a day... I block every number but they keep caller ID spoofing new numbers ever so many days...


26 posted on 02/28/2014 12:31:44 PM PST by GraceG
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To: vette6387

[ “Automation withdrawal from his bank account.”

There are ways to stop that too! ]

Switching Banks comes to mind...


27 posted on 02/28/2014 12:32:15 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Abathar

[ Wife set that up for automatic withdraw a couple of years ago to save a couple of bucks and we ended up having to close the account and open a new one. (free, but a hassle with new checks, account number changes, etc.) We couldn’t stop Duke energy from doing it no matter how much we threatened, we learned out lesson and will never allow anyone access like that again. ]

My friends call me paranoid, but I always use a physical checkbook to pay monthly bills...


28 posted on 02/28/2014 12:33:15 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

I don’t think you’re paranoid at all. We still pay some stuff on line but will never allow a withdraw by anyone again.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 12:37:12 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: ontap
Don’t pay the premium!!

He could try calling his bank, but I think he'd have to close the account to stop the obamacare payments.

30 posted on 02/28/2014 12:37:34 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: GraceG
change you name to something ending in “ez”

LOL Great idea. Jose Illegalez?

31 posted on 02/28/2014 12:40:01 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: RockyTx

Correct. Before Dodd-Frank it was easy to get what I call throwaway checking accounts: no monthly fee, no or small opening minimum, easy to transfer money in to or out of and easy enough to close. There are still a few places (mostly on-line only) where you can get such accounts. But they are harder to find.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 12:50:57 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reid says these stories are just lies.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 12:53:17 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamacare Enrollees ‘Finding it Impossible to Cancel Their Plans’

The part of Obamacare Obama picked up from Islam


34 posted on 02/28/2014 12:53:59 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: SeekAndFind

Once you take the cheese the trap is sprung.


35 posted on 02/28/2014 1:02:33 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind
Welcome To The Hotel Barack Obama

Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door.
I had to find the passage back To the place I was before.
"Relax, " said the night man, "We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave! "


36 posted on 02/28/2014 1:15:44 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: ontap

In the meantime he won’t be able to get new coverage.


37 posted on 02/28/2014 1:20:28 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there any difference to going to your bank and having the bank set up an automatic payment, versus going to the company and allowing them to set up the auto withdrawals?

I would think that if you went to the bank and set it up, it would be way easier to go back to the bank and cancel it.


38 posted on 02/28/2014 1:29:13 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: GraceG

change you name to something ending in “ez”

I recall in the 80’s, adding a z to the end of their name was a tactic of the homosexual community..so stylish!


39 posted on 02/28/2014 1:29:17 PM PST by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: SeekAndFind

40 posted on 02/28/2014 2:18:41 PM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: ontap

Article said they already took his money.


41 posted on 02/28/2014 3:13:47 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: Abathar

We use our old bank account to pay the IRS or anything govt. related. It has just enough money in it to cover what we use it for but no more than that. I’ll be damned if I willingly give the Feds access to my money!


42 posted on 02/28/2014 4:02:52 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: GraceG
I always use a personal check to pay the bills

So do I. I like having that paper trail and if there's a problem I can go to the local branch of the bank and discuss it. Another fringe benefit is that writing that check means I'm scrutinizing that bill more carefully.

So I'm a banking dinosaur, and proud of it.

43 posted on 02/28/2014 4:11:21 PM PST by grania
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like AOL all over again.


44 posted on 02/28/2014 4:13:47 PM PST by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: SeekAndFind

But, but Dingy Harry sand all of these reports were false! Everything was perfect in ObamaCare land, costs were down $2,500 per year, everyone had access to their doctor, etc.


45 posted on 02/28/2014 4:47:00 PM PST by matt04
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To: ontap
Don’t pay the premium!!

Was already withdrawn and not being refunded.

Question is if he really did as quick a turn-around s he said and tried to cancel within a half hour or if he didn't try until after the policy was in effect. He might have been covered for a while which makes the contract "consummated".

46 posted on 03/01/2014 4:00:09 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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