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ObamaCare makes it more difficult to buy insurance year-round
Fox News ^ | April 04, 2014

Posted on 04/04/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT by SJackson

Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore.

Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get insured this year, even if they go directly to a private company and money is no object. For some it's already too late.

With limited exceptions, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for HealthCare.gov and the state marketplaces. They will lock out the young and healthy as well as the sick or injured. Those who want to switch plans also are affected. The next wide-open chance to enroll comes in November for coverage in 2015.

It's a little-noted consequence of President Obama's health care overhaul, which requires nearly all Americans to be insured or pay a fine and requires insurers to accept people with health problems.

"I have people that can buy insurance, but the companies shut them down. They won't take the applications," insurance broker Steve Bobiak of Frackville, Pa., said. "We're a free country. You should be able to buy anything anytime you want."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; deathcare; healthcare; healthcareinsurers; healthinsurance; obama; obamabringsdeath; obamacare; obamacareinsurers; obamacarescams; obamalies; thegreatdestroyer

1 posted on 04/04/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
wait for THIS Innovation....




2 posted on 04/04/2014 4:18:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SJackson

Marxists cannot stand freedom and will not countenance a free population.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 4:21:02 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SJackson
November....so no numbers will be available for the election...funny how that worked out.

Also, us old folks with Medicare....we have that same window for our supplements.

4 posted on 04/04/2014 4:25:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SJackson
The 2015 period begins on November 15th...right after the election.

And yes, the date was changed.

5 posted on 04/04/2014 4:28:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I do believe Insurance Companies have to send out notices of rate increases on November 1.

Perhaps someone can weigh in on the truth of that.

Look for the USPS to have some glitches so that many of those don’t reach the recipient before the 4th


6 posted on 04/04/2014 4:47:02 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

They can issue the notices on October 1 and let Obama bitch


7 posted on 04/04/2014 4:48:33 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

Thanks Obama!


8 posted on 04/04/2014 4:57:40 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: digger48

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/20/second-wave-health-plan-cancellations-looms/


9 posted on 04/04/2014 5:01:39 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SJackson

Won’t this also turn a lot of insurance company employees into seasonal employees who will be laid off between open seasons?


10 posted on 04/04/2014 5:13:37 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: SJackson
insurance broker Steve Bobiak of Frackville, Pa., said. "We're a free country.".. HUGE chunks of freedom taken out these days.
11 posted on 04/04/2014 5:17:29 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: Truth29

Might, certainly on the sales end. To the extent that those with canceled policies who purchased on the exchanges had to cost sales jobs. Replaced by government employees.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 5:19:23 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Sacajaweau

I suspect numbers wouldn’t have been an issue anyway, they’re relevant at the end of the enrollment period. I suspect there will be plenty more horror stories by then, and little horror stories experienced by lots of folk. And unless they extend the large business requirements again, plenty of enrollments are in October. And prices for November enrollments will be known. And they better extend it sooner rather than later, since in a month or two prices will be firming up


13 posted on 04/04/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

This is kind of funny. Limiting enrollment isn’t going to help 0bamaCare. The Great Destroyer shoots himself in the foot!


14 posted on 04/04/2014 6:18:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SJackson

If you can’t get health insurance and then get sick, be sure to stagger down to the locale of those responsible, and take out the trash before you leave.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 6:43:50 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: SJackson

Say someone has insurance thru their employer. They get laid off next week. They are now screwed until November 2015.

No wonder Obama never mention this aspect of ObamaCare.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 7:11:08 PM PDT by matt04
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To: SJackson

I wonder if this will affect large corporations. If someone gets a job at GM will he or she be allowed to sign up for the company insurance?


17 posted on 04/04/2014 7:18:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: SJackson
"We're a free country. You should be able to buy anything anytime you want."

I hope people will remember this consequence of electing Democrats, and liberal Republicans, when they go to the polls in November of 2014, and again in 2016. Every conservative running for office needs to mention it as often as they possibly can.

18 posted on 04/04/2014 8:23:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SJackson

I suspect this is related to the government reinsuring policies that are acquired through the exchanges, but not reinsuring policies purchased directly after the enrollment period. That’d leave the insurers holding the bag for the increased costs associated with ObieCare’s shall issue mandate on those later policies.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 11:17:58 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: SJackson

Shortages are a creation of government action. Here’s an example.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 1:25:44 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SJackson

Anyone still believe Obamacare was about increasing health insurance coverage and not about increasing government control over private lives?


21 posted on 04/05/2014 4:26:23 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: SJackson

I’m scheduled to go onto my employer’s health plan come November anyway, and I’d rather wait for that than take my chances with healthcare.gov, which so far sounds like nothing more than another government screwup.


22 posted on 04/05/2014 4:29:23 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: TigersEye

I think then we’ll just start seeing more calls for single-payer healthcare. So far, that’s the most I’ve been seeing when people criticize Obamacare (absurdly calling it a capitalistic solution).


23 posted on 04/05/2014 4:33:35 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: matt04
Say someone has insurance thru their employer. They get laid off next week. They are now screwed until November 2015.

They would still be eligible for employer insurance through Cobra if they can afford it. Being terminated from employment would be a qualifying event, so they could sign up via a government run exchange..

24 posted on 04/05/2014 4:38:42 AM PDT by EVO X
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To: SJackson

Well that’s because people only need to buy insurance during ‘oepn enrollment period’ for 3 months out of each year.

What the workers do for the remaining 9 months, i dont know


25 posted on 04/06/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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