Tags: Healthcare Reform | Obamacare | fix | consumers | doubtful

Consumers Express Doubts About Obamacare Coverage Fix

Image: Consumers Express Doubts About Obamacare Coverage Fix

Monday, 18 Nov 2013 07:52 AM

By Melanie Batley

Consumers doubt if the "Obamacare fix"— intended to let people keep their existing health-insurance plans despite receiving cancellation notices — really will come to fruition.

According to USA Today, there is also a lot of uncertainty about whether insurance companies will comply with President Barack Obama's request that they restore existing plans even if those plans do not meet the basic minimum standards of the new healthcare law.

"Why would they [reinstitute my policy]?" Kathleen Foster, a retired interior designer, asked USA Today. "They jumped through all these hoops to come up with something new. Now they are going to rescind that? To make President Obama look good?"

Obama, meanwhile, met Friday with executives from 15 leading insurance companies and encouraged them to support the administrative fix. But the deadline for consumers to make coverage decisions is Dec. 15, which may not give insurers enough time to make more changes, USA Today reports.

"They [the White House] appear to be throwing this hot potato into the hands of the insurance industry, who will now be on the hot seat to agree to do the impossible or take the heat for failing to do so," Robert Laszewski, an analyst with Health Policy and Strategy Associates, told USA Today.

Related Stories:


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

AG Nominee Gets 2 GOP Endorsements After Witnesses Attack DOJ

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 23:33 PM

Two Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed Loretta Lynch's nomination as attorney general, but not befor . . .

US-Led Airstrikes Slam ISIS Targets in Syria and Iraq

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 22:20 PM

The United States and coalition partners launched six airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria and 12 mo . . .

Rep. Peter King: 9/11 Lesson Is Ex-Gitmo Detainees Threat to US

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:53 PM

Rep. Peter King says President Barack Obama should remember the lessons of 9/11 and stop releasing detainees from the mi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved