Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm

“Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal. “But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed? “An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.” (Emphasis added.)

As you know if you’ve been following this space, Obamacare’s bevy of mandates, regulations, taxes, and fees drives up the cost of the insurance plans that are offered under the law’s public exchanges. A Manhattan Institute analysis I helped conduct found that, on average, the cheapest plan offered in a given state, under Obamacare, will be 99 percent more expensive for men, and 62 percent more expensive for women, than the cheapest plan offered under the old system. And those disparities are even wider for healthy people.

That raises an obvious question. If 50 million people are uninsured today, mainly because insurance is too expensive, why is it better to make coverage even costlier?

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One Response to “Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are”

  1. Tom Doidge on 15/15/13 at 5:34 am

    I finally was able to finish the application process after trying since Oct. 1. Much to my horror the cheapest premium with horribly high thresholds to coverage is $300 per month higher than my “pre-existing conditions” policy my wife and I now have. So I agree with the headline – weasels they are!