Those opposed to the Affordable Care Act have said a lot of crazy things to mislead Americans. From false talking points about health reform being responsible for double digit premium increases for policy holders, to the outright lie that the law is a “government takeover of health care,” the opposition has made it their job to misinform the public.
Learn what "grandfathered" plans are and which requirements health plans need to meet in order to keep this status.
Most of us know what a surplus is: When you have more of something than you need. And you’re probably wondering what that has to do with health care? According to a new report by the Consumer Union, seven out of 10 of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s nonprofit plans that were studied in a sample have been stockpiling a surplus of cash, all the while continuing to significantly increase premiums for many consumers in the private market.
During the final months leading up to the passage of health reform, it seemed you couldn’t read a newspaper without seeing a headline about another insurance company attempting to impose enormous rate hikes on its customers in the individual market.
The White House Blog recently posted a response to an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal, which claims the new health reform law will limit consumers’ choices and prevent them from keeping their current health care plans. As the author of the blog, Stephanie Cutter, points out, “this ignores the realities of health reform.” We couldn’t agree more.