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150,000 Oregonians health plans to be canceled

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Friday, November 01, 2013

About 150,000 Oregonians enrolled in individual health care plans will have their plans canceled because they don't provide the minimum level of coverage required.

State Insurance Division spokeswoman Cheryl Martinis said Wednesday that those facing cancellations could see a break in coverage if they don't enroll in a new plan on the state's problem-plagued online exchange by Dec. 15.

While Oregon has an estimated 600,000 uninsured, the situation is most dire for about 11,000 Oregonians who are part of the state's high-risk insurance pool - a program for those rejected by private insurance carriers because of pre-existing conditions such as cancer, diabetes, or severe heart conditions.

Read more at KGW.

 

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0 #1 What A Relife Now Men Get Maternity Coverage!Guest 2013-11-01 18:27:38
Although the supporters of the debacle known as Obamacare claim that the canceled policies were "substandard" they are wrong. Before Obamacare a single man aged 52 didn't need to buy maternity coverage or get free birth control. Now that these "essential" services are added, the policies that people chose to fit their needs are no longer adequate according to the Nanny State administrators who conceived this idiotic plan. Apparently we are all to stupid to figure out what our families need or can afford. So now people are faced with not only canceled policies but huge premium increases, high deductibles which will preclude them from getting much benefit from their plans, thus making their "substandard" plans look like a far better deal. I can cite numerous anecdotes by friends who are now forced to buy coverage they do not want, need, nor can afford.

Oh and right now percolating under the radar are all of the GROUP plans that are being changed, benefits reduced, premiums increased and restrictions added. It's not just the individual market that's a mess...wait til the other shoe drops!
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