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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ObamaCare price discrimination

The NY Times reports:
WASHINGTON — Women still pay more than men for the same health insurance coverage, according to new research and data from online brokers.

The new health care law will prohibit such “gender rating,” starting in 2014.
No women are not paying more for the "same health insurance coverage". They are paying for greater coverage. According to Sandra Fluke, birth control pills can cost $3000.

Pres. Barack Obama promised that we will be able to keep our health insurance policies. But
ObamaCare will force men to pay more in order to cover birth control pills and other expenses that women commonly demand.
“The gender gap continues,” Ms. Senkewicz said. If insurers voluntarily began to narrow the gap, she said, they could reduce the impact that will occur in 2014 when rates are expected to increase for many men under the age of 55.

On the other hand, Ms. Senkewicz said: “This is a business decision. Insurers may not want to raise rates for men because they might lose some customers.”
Really? So for 2 years, insurers are still responding to market conditions. After that, insurers will have to ignore risk, and men will pay more. Women will probably pay more also.
In Springfield, Ill., for example, a 30-year-old woman pays $278 a month for a popular Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, and the extra charge for maternity coverage is $270 a month, according to eHealthInsurance.com.

The new federal law, the Affordable Care Act, generally requires insurance plans to cover maternity care as one of the “essential health benefits.”
So men will soon have to buy maternity care for themselves, whether they like it or not.

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