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oppression / discrimination > Insurers Capitalize On Mass Obamacare Confusion To Dupe Consumers Into Buying Junk Health Plans

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On Friday, Talking Points Memo reported that a company named USHealth Group is actively encouraging consumers to buy individual health plans outside of Obamacare’s marketplaces that provide shoddy benefits, don’t qualify for federal subsidies, and won’t even meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage requirement. Since that doesn’t fulfill the individual mandate, consumers with those plans would still have to pay a tax penalty under Obamacare.

Ultimately, it’s part of a larger trend of insurers using general confusion over the health law to hawk substandard plans that do little to protect consumers if they get sick or need extensive medical treatment.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/...


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Alicja (darkwingduckie7) | 228 comments This is proof the health care system is broken: "More than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies are over high medical bills, and a full three-quarters of these Americans who go bankrupt over health care costs actually had private insurance when they got sick."

Obamacare, aka The Affordable Care Act, is not enough. We need nationalized health insurance. Paying $100 per over-the-counter Advil or Tylenol pill in the hospital is robbery.


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