ObamaCare Found To Restrict Where You Live And Travel
Investors Business Daily ^ | 12-18-13
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:27:23 PM by afraidfortherepublic
Freedom: It\’s bad enough that the president\’s health insurance takeover costs more, breaks his pledge of letting you keep your plan and diminishes choice. It actually restricts your travels too.
\’We have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in.\” Those words from President John F. Kennedy in June 1963, standing at the Berlin Wall, neatly illustrated the moral superiority of the free West over the Soviet bloc.
But Americans are now about to find themselves grappling with their own bureaucratic Berlin Wall. The American Thinker\’s Stella Paul has exposed the virtually unnoticed fact that within the ObamaCare exchanges so many Americans are being forced into, \”most plans only provide local medical coverage.\”
Paul warns this will have \”a profound impact on the real-estate market, particularly the second home sector, and on the travel business.\” She interviewed one Connecticut retiree whose health required having a winter home in South Carolina. Her $450-per-month, $2,500 deductible, no co-pay Blue Cross policy that had worked well in both states was suddenly canceled.
The new policy she was offered under ObamaCare was twice as expensive, with a deductible costing $1,000 more, and no out-of-network coverage.
Having had a surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, out-of-network coverage was a must. And she found it. \”It\’s $900 a month,\” she told Paul, \”with a $7,000 deductible and a co-pay on everything. Basically, it\’s catastrophic insurance, and I\’ll be paying my South Carolina doctors out of pocket.\”
A prominent New York insurance broker pointed out that most of the policies offered on the ObamaCare exchanges are not national networks, so \”if you need routine medical services, they will not be covered when you leave your local area,\” as they were before.
Travel health insurance, unfortunately, only covers emergencies.
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