Consumers Shopping On Health Insurance Exchange Experience ‘Sticker Shock’
USA Today reports prices may be higher than expected for some middle-class consumers who are not eligible for the health law's subsidies. Meanwhile, Politico highlights how one group -- older Capitol Hill staffers -- is reacting to this marketplace experience.
USA Today: Sticker Shock Hits Health Exchange Shoppers
Sweeping differences in health care exchange pricing among states and counties is leading to sticker shock for some middle-class consumers and others who aren't eligible for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (O’Donnell and Overberg, 11/21).
Politico: Older Hill Aides Shocked By Obamacare Prices
Veteran House Democratic aides are sick over the insurance prices they'll pay under Obamacare, and they're scrambling to find a cure. "In a shock to the system, the older staff in my office (folks over 59) have now found out their personal health insurance costs (even with the government contribution) have gone up 3-4 times what they were paying before," Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote to fellow Democratic chiefs of staff in an email message obtained by Politico. "Simply unacceptable" (Allen and Haberkorn, 11/21).