The Unaffordable Care Act

Because the Obamacare exchanges are now closed for repairs, a lot of folks are finding it difficult to determine just how much more they’re going to have to pay for health insurance under the new law. To help answer this question, here’s a handy map based on data from the Society of Actuaries that will give you an idea of how much more you’ll be coughing up for coverage under the ludicrously misnamed “Affordable Care Act” (unless you happen to live in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, or New Jersey):

You’ll no doubt be happy to hear that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi considers it “very fair” to jail miscreants who fail, for whatever reason, to do their patriotic duty and sign up for Obamacare.

Oh, and that one guy who managed to navigate the online exchange and get him some of that wonderful low-cost health insurance? He didn’t.

And what about those nice people the government has hired to help us poor hapless schlubs jump through all the hoops necessary to sign up for Obamacare? You can read about some of them here… but be forewarned, it isn’t pretty.

(crossposted at bluebird of bitterness)


Filed under Barack Obama, Insurance, Nancy Pelosi, Obamacare

4 responses to “The Unaffordable Care Act

  1. Ting

    Do you know why I think the NY premiums are coming down? I talked to a Blue Cross rep in the spring about one of my children’s policies and we got to talking about what he thought was going to happen in VA with Obamacare as far as premiums go. He also sold policies in NY and he said that was his best guess of what it would be like because NY was already a “guaranteed issue” state, meaning you could not be turned down for pre-existing conditions. He said the policy that cost me $227 was around $1,500 in NY.


  2. Stephanie

    80% in Wisconsin!! Wow