Speakeasy forum: Surprise!Lots of People Are Saving Money Thanks to Obamacare

by: Ziks511 December 18, 2013 5:18 PM PST

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Surprise!Lots of People Are Saving Money Thanks to Obamacare

by Ziks511 - 12/18/13 5:18 PM

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/12/surprise-lots-people-are-saving-money-thanks-obamacare

"Sue Spanke of Missoula, Mont., was highly displeased this fall when she learned her health insurance had been canceled....After angrily calling her state auditor's office, Spanke, a self-employed artist in her 50s, found she was eligible for a federal subsidy. Her new insurance will cover her for a mere $30 to $40 a month with a deductible of only $500. She had been paying $350 a month for a Blue Cross policy with a $5,000 deductible. "I went from a horrible policy that didn't cover anything, that was breaking me, to the best policy at the best price I've had since I was in my 20s," she said.

I don't want to explore all the puns one could make with her last name.

"....In Lancaster, Pa., Lori Lapman, 58, learned her health plan was being canceled in September—by October things were looking up. Per The Sunday News: "Sitting at a laptop with a certified health law helper, Lapman went to HealthCare.gov, found it running smoothly, and bought a subsidized Highmark plan that allows her to keep her doctors while saving her money. Her canceled plan cost her $520 a month. Her new coverage? Only $111.73."

Okay no more quotations, but there are lots more on the site. Please read.

Rob

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