20% of Americans Will Have One ObamaCare Option
Once upon a time, President Obama promised that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." PolitiFact rated this the "Lie of the Year" in 2013, as millions of Americans saw their health care plans cancelled because of ObamaCare.
Now, about 20% of Americans better hope that they like their ObamaCare plans. Because they're going to have no choice but to keep them. When they head to the ObamaCare exchanges to select a plan for next year, they're going to find only one provider:
According to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, almost a third of counties will have just one insurer participating in the exchanges by 2017, significantly more than the 7% of counties who had one option this year. That equates to 19% of all enrollees facing just one insurance option. ...
The analysis also says there could be just two insurance options in an additional 31% of counties, meaning about 60% of counties in the U.S. could have 2 or fewer ACA insurers in 2017. In 2016, Wyoming was the only state where 100% of counties had just one marketplace option; in 2017, Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, and South Carolina are likely to join it.
Even more bad news: even if you like the plan, you're probably going to be paying more for it. Most states are looking at significant price increases for 2017.
There's only one way to stop this madness: full and complete repeal of ObamaCare, so we can replace it with real, market-based solutions for all Americans.
Visit www.TheRepealPledge.com today to see if your congressman and senators have signed the Pledge. If they haven't, tell them they won't earn your vote until they've take the Pledge to repeal ObamaCare.