An AP news story tells of a man who liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after ObamaCare Act took effect.
But the 64-year-old Dean Griffin recently received a letter notifying him the plan was being canceled because it didn't cover certain benefits required under ObamaCare.
So much for the Obama promise, “if you like your plan you can keep it.”
The Griffins, who live near Philadelphia on the Delaware border, pay $770 monthly for their soon-to-be-terminated health care plan with a $2,500 deductible.
The cheapest plan they found on their state insurance exchange was a so-called bronze plan charging a $1,275 monthly premium with deductibles totaling $12,700.
It covers only providers in Pennsylvania, so the couple wouldn't be able to see the doctors in Delaware whom they've used for more than a decade.
"We're buying insurance that we will never use and can't possibly ever benefit from. We're basically passing on a benefit to other people who are not otherwise able to buy basic insurance," said Griffin, who is retired from running an information technology company.
This is just a preview of what will be common place under ObamaCare.
The backlash on the Obama administration will surely be devastating. Democrats who are up for re-election in 2014 will have a difficult time at the polls one year from now.