Skip to comments.Florida Blue: Health Law Enrollments 'Exceeded Expectations' But Premiums May Rise In 2015
Posted on 04/24/2014 10:38:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Most of the consumers who bought a private health plan from Florida Blue through the Affordable Care Acts insurance exchanges between October and April were previously uninsured one of many factors potentially leading to higher premium rates in 2015, according to a senior executive.
Jason Altmire, senior vice president of public policy for Florida Blue, cited familiar reasons for a likely rise in rates next year.
Altmire said most Florida Blue consumers who signed up for exchange plans have paid their first months premium, which is required to activate a plan. But he said many consumers remain uneducated about the health law.
A lot of folks, he said, thought it was going to be free.
(Excerpt) Read more at kaiserhealthnews.org ...
But due to a couple of pre-existing conditions, it's either stick with this or go to the Obamacare exchange. I'll let my insurance go completely before I do that.
So I'm currently looking for options. Any ideas/advice?
Florida BS was exactly as its abbreviation implys is exactly that. This company was at the forfront of pushing for this legislation BECAUSE it benefitted them financially to do so. I hope they get it stuck up their kasuki.
What a bunch of nonsense.
They don’t say what their expectations were which were exceeded. They admit the young didn’t sign up. They admit most of the people that signed up “weren’t in very good shape”. They admit premiums will go up next year.
It is written like and endorsement of Obamacare, when the details are just the opposite and an indictment of a failed health plan. Read between the lines - the cost will get prohibitively more expensive next year (when they see how much it actually cost to insure the pre-existing “mature” crowd without the “young invincibles” premiums) and after the Obamacare waivers expire.
Won’t matter. All the bad stuff will be after mid-term elections. The Dems think short term since the Low info voter and slobbering press have no memory (assuming they know anything in the first place)- so all will be forgiven for by 2016 for Queen Hillary.
Get a higher deductible and maybe higher copays...will bring the per mo cost down...not sure how much you use the policy tho. I have some health issues but they are day to day manageable so I do not use it much...still hurts to pay so much tho...
Yes, UNTIL AFTER the election..
So 49% of consumers didn't pay the first months premium.
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