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Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes
Kaiser Health News ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby

Posted on 10/21/2013 10:34:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.

The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1.

An estimated 14 million people purchase their own coverage because they don’t get it through their jobs. Calls to insurers in several states showed that many have sent notices.

Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000 people – about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent.

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KEYWORDS: cancellation; dropping; failure; healthcare; insurance; law; obamacare; policies; rinocare
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Obamacare is destroying the private insurance industry.
1 posted on 10/21/2013 10:34:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just as planned.


2 posted on 10/21/2013 10:35:19 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My liberal and progressive friends, do “not want to hear about it.”


3 posted on 10/21/2013 10:37:37 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The most important thing to remember is it’s not Obama’s fault.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: First_Salute

I don’t have liberal or progressive friends. Do have a few lib acquaintances. Their response when I bring these facts up? “Stop getting all your news from Fox.”


5 posted on 10/21/2013 10:43:18 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's FREE*.

*Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

6 posted on 10/21/2013 10:44:35 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s hundreds of thousands, for now. There may be more forced out of their policies and/or doctors than sign up.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 10:46:34 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes
Misleading headline. From the article ...Headline should read - MILLIONS Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes
8 posted on 10/21/2013 10:48:33 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obamacare is destroying the private insurance industry.


Of course he is, that was the original plan


9 posted on 10/21/2013 10:50:46 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That was the plan...


10 posted on 10/21/2013 10:50:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: piytar

“Stop getting all your news from Fox.”


Yes, let’s all watch MSNBC again, we can all become zombie drones


11 posted on 10/21/2013 10:51:47 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That part works...............


12 posted on 10/21/2013 10:53:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama lied, Healthcare died...


13 posted on 10/21/2013 10:54:15 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: piytar

“Why, is it because Fox refuses to be an unpaid cheering section for your idol?”


14 posted on 10/21/2013 10:58:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: piytar

tell them “I don’t, I get it from my insurance carrier”.

My Fortune 50 former employer dropped retiree healthcare as soon as Obamacare said they could legally do so.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 11:04:03 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
STOP THIS MADNESS!! OMG.. How many hundreds of Reps do we have in DC, and how many
of those HUNDREDS didn't have the balls to call this madness out before it started?


People had better get really pissed-Off and do something about it, NOW!

16 posted on 10/21/2013 11:07:56 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: piytar
You are giving those people to much credit as friends. Those are not friends and you
can bet your ass they're laughing at you behind your back. Now who's the useful idiot?

You should be calling them out and embarrassing them at every chance until they
stop calling you. Imo, you're adding to the problem by not belittling them at every point of fact.

17 posted on 10/21/2013 11:11:35 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I got one of those letters from BC/BS of Arkansas. My current policy is terminated as of January 1, 2014. However, I can keep it in force through December 31, 2014. I don’t get it either.


18 posted on 10/21/2013 11:14:11 AM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Wait a couple of years, when the youts will have paid the cheap penalty instead of buying insurance and the risk pools have all been skewed. By then there’ll be fewer insurance companies even left in business and fewer policy choices, along with even higher prices. And when the whole system collapses, President Hillary can put in a single payer system, which is what they wanted all along.

Everything depends on 2014 and 2016.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 11:18:54 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Obamacare is destroying the private insurance industry.”

That’s what it’s supposed to do


20 posted on 10/21/2013 11:19:15 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

headline is misleading should say “HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS” as per the article

Is anyone “keeping their doctor”?

Is obama keeping his doctor?

Do you have to move to Costa Rica to keep your doctor?


21 posted on 10/21/2013 11:24:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: bigbob

No one can put in a “single payer” system if there aren’t enough doctors to pay

and..... what kind of doctor goes through med school internship residency etc - to be a govt employee?

obamas think everyone gets the same lux life from “public service” as they do!


22 posted on 10/21/2013 11:28:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Mr. Peabody
The most important thing to remember is it’s not Obama’s fault.

Yes. The insurance companies decided to drop 14 million policies simultaneously, just to make Obama look bad.

23 posted on 10/21/2013 11:30:23 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It will take a lot more cancellations before enough people remove their heads from their semi-permanent home in the tail end of their digestive tract and realize what a colossal mistake they made in 2008 and 2012.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 11:30:35 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

25 posted on 10/21/2013 11:37:27 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obamacare is destroying the private insurance industry.

Is anybody tracking the layoffs?

26 posted on 10/21/2013 11:40:23 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Poor Obama!


27 posted on 10/21/2013 11:46:15 AM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Couple years back, Obastard said, repeatedly, “If you like your plan, you get to keep your plan!”

Responses to that promise fell into two basic groups: People who did not believe him and people who did.

For those of you who believed him and called the rest of us racists for disbelieving The Won, I say “Tough noogies! You’re getting what you deserve in the form of a ‘stupidity tax.’”

For those who did not believe him, you have my deepest sympathy because the retards in the other category dragged your down with their idiocy.


28 posted on 10/21/2013 12:01:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Signalman; Oldeconomybuyer; FReepers; Patriots

Four years ago everyone was saying, "It's only a book."





Support FR


29 posted on 10/21/2013 12:02:08 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What am I supposed to feel sorry for these people?

For years I’ve had moderates and the uninformed lecturing me about the goodness of Obamacare.

Now they can all kiss my ass.


30 posted on 10/21/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They get their “news” from some 3rd rate stand-up comic on Comedy Central.


31 posted on 10/21/2013 12:17:27 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: First_Salute

Tell them it is their fault America is being destroyed

They must be confronted with the truth.


32 posted on 10/21/2013 12:22:40 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bump


33 posted on 10/21/2013 12:54:35 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: First_Salute

You are different than me. I have NO liberal or progressive friends. I refuse to hang out with them.


34 posted on 10/21/2013 12:59:26 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: piytar

so did you respond with “No, I get my info now from Freerepublic.”


35 posted on 10/21/2013 1:33:49 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: RetiredArmy

A couple of my wife’s friends are Obamaoids.. They sure can cook&bake tho.. Unlike Hillary or Moochelle.. It’s their saving grace, if ya git my tummy’s drift. I avoid political discussions,, for the chilrun.. And my gut.

We’re Kaiser folkk here, haven’t gotten a cancel notice yet, but who knows..

California, leading the nation into an abyss.


36 posted on 10/21/2013 1:34:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My Blue Cross plan is being canceled. I called my agent today and she’s going to get some quotes for me, so I don’t yet know how they will compare to my old policy.

She said there’s no reason to go on the exchanges unless you can’t get insurance privately or may qualify for a subsidy. Neither of those applies to me.

She also said that the exchanges are being flooded with high risk people (pre-existing conditions) and those who will receive subsidies. Also that your premiums on the exchange will be through the roof if you don’t fall into one of those two categories.

She checked for herself. She’s maybe 55-60 years old and her premium through the exchange would be in excess of $2,000/month.

Her observation is be prepared because taxes are going to go sky high to implement this program because there will be so few people who will be paying their own way.


37 posted on 10/21/2013 1:44:24 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita

it’s a tax

with a hey nonny


38 posted on 10/21/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the public can only remember their outrage by the 2014 mid-terms: elections have consequences.


39 posted on 10/21/2013 1:55:20 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

460,000 in 2 states alone ...


40 posted on 10/21/2013 2:29:55 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: DTogo
If the public can only remember their outrage by the 2014 mid-terms: elections have consequences.

They will, and rest assured the result will be the GOP out of power in the House.
41 posted on 10/21/2013 2:58:16 PM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Oldeconomybuyer

Yep. Destroy the private insurers and force everyone onto government run health care.


42 posted on 10/21/2013 3:37:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Mike Darancette

The real numbers will be in the millions if two states total nearly half a million.


43 posted on 10/21/2013 3:38:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Mike Darancette

And that is just two companies in two states.


44 posted on 10/21/2013 3:38:59 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: piytar

Neither do I. When I make a new acquaintance and find out they are liberal, I never take the relationship further than that.


45 posted on 10/21/2013 3:40:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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Stop Obamacare before it stops you.
Support Free Republic.

46 posted on 10/21/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Add in 800,000 for NJ. Will there be more than 7,000,000 effected? Looks like there might be.


47 posted on 10/21/2013 3:45:38 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Florida Blue was 300,000 alone?

0bamacare must have resulted in MIILIONS of cancelled policies, then.


48 posted on 10/21/2013 4:26:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: MaxMax

The people will go quietly to their assinged cattle cars.


49 posted on 10/21/2013 4:28:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Look for Obama to once again play the part of the innocent bystander, saying: “Nobody is madder about this than I am.”


50 posted on 10/21/2013 4:34:48 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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