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Gail wrote, ""If the 33-year-old single father wants the same level of coverage next year as what he has now with the same insurer and the same network of doctors and hospitals, his monthly premium of $233 will more than double."
What am I missing? If that 33 year old father already has a better, less expensive policy then the one offered on the exchange, why would he go to the exchange? Gail's example is meaningless.
Gail also wrote, "Those deductibles, which represent the out-of-pocket money consumers must spend on health care before most insurance benefits kick in"
She may be technically correct but she's leaving out the fact that annual phyicals and almost all routine blood and other diagnostic tests do NOT cost the consumer anything.