The Health and Human Services Department says nearly 365,000 Americans have signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare. The vast majority come from states running their own insurance exchanges, while 137,000 came by way of healthcare.gov, the dysfunctional website.
But, amid the rush to enroll as many people as possible by the December 23rd deadline, there's a huge caveat that isn't getting much public attention, reports Jim Gerhaty of NationalReviewOnline. In order for coverage to take effect January 1st, enrolees must pay their first month’s premium on time.
A lot of people are going to rebel and maybe revolt when they see the cost of these plans, including higher premiums, higher deductables, loss of choice of doctor and hospital and other changes.
One promise President Obama made he is definitely keeping. He is fundamentally changing America. How do you like the change?
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: December 16, 2013