The editorial board has the audacity to claim Blue Cross set its premium prices too low in the Feb. 4 editorial “Blue Cross losses won’t derail ACA.”
Did you check the current prices for a family of four and compare those prices to what they were before the Affordable Care Act came along? I can say very definitively, no!
My last bill from Blue Cross in October 2013, before the ACA kicked in, was $675 per month for my family of four with a deductible of about $2,000 per individual.
The new plan, bronze level, jumped up to $1,000 per month in 2014 and $1,400 in 2015. This past October, I was notified my plan will now jump to over $1,800 in 2016. On top of that, there is a $3,000 deductible per individual and a $6,000 family deductible before I can even use my insurance.
So, basically, I have heath insurance but can’t afford health care.
So while you wish the ACA to be good law, we, the little guy, are being crushed in the government-run market place. We are paying for the false promises of the Democratic Party and its Affordable Care Act.
Is $1,800 per month affordable? You say the little guy can afford even higher rates.