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How People Lose Their Health Plans

How many people thought that the Affordable Care Act might make health insurance, well, er, more affordable?

Our Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith has a blog post at The Corner (National Review) that, in turn, borrows on a blog post by his wife, San Francisco Chronicle writer, Debra Saunders. Wesley (and even his wife) think it is amusing that it was the piece he wrote, not hers, that got picked up by the Drudge Report today.

The report itself is not funny however: Saunders sees some 500,000 people in California who are losing their individual healthcare plans as a result of Obamacare. They are policy holders who bought individual coverage after the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.

It would seem likely that these people are citizens who will not be seeking admission to Medicaid. They actually have individual insurance plans. Their reward, in addition to losing their current plans, is likely to be health insurance premium increases.

You can email brucechapman@discovery.org

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