September 25, 2013
THOSE ARE THE STRONG POINTS, NOT THE CAVEATS:
The hidden downsides of cheap ObamaCare insurance (Peter Weber, 9/25/13, The Week)
The first big caveat is that prices will vary a lot by where you live. A resident of Brooklyn will pay more than her socioeconomic doppelgänger in Rochester, for example. In some states, like New Hampshire and West Virginia, many areas will have only one insurer offering plans on the exchange.The second caveat: There's scant information about how much gold and platinum plans will cost. "Want to know what you might pay for health coverage in an exchange next year?" say Politico's Brett Norman and Jason Millman. "Too bad. The report gives lots of examples of the kinds of people who will get good prices -- but everyone else will remain in the dark until at least next Tuesday, when ObamaCare is supposed to open its doors."The third, and potentially biggest, caveat: People enrolled in exchanges may not have a very broad choice of doctors or hospitals to choose between.
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 25, 2013 2:29 PM
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