Health Care Law Turns One with Cancellations
One Year Later, Where Are the "Fixes?"
(Washington, D.C.) – On the first anniversary of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, many policyholders face cancellation, and elected officials calling for "fixes" have yet to produce any results. Reports indicate that at least 50,000 Americans will receive cancellation notices in the next few weeks, as insurance companies move to comply with the law's stringent mandates. These casualties will be added to the millions who received cancellation notices last year – and the hundreds of thousands at risk of losing benefits they had been receiving under the law due to the system's data-matching problems.
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
"The negative effects of the new health care law have been clear for quite a while. When the disastrous enrollment process began a year ago, they became obvious to all. Families lost care they depended on. Premiums went up, out-of-pocket costs started climbing, and Latinos in particular started paying far higher rates to support a flawed system based on broken promises. We were told by the law's supporters that we could count on them to fix it.
One year later, where are those 'fixes' that the supporters of the law promised? All we have heard is empty, self-serving rhetoric. What happened to the vows to allow people to keep their plans, to remove provisions of the law that harm job creation, and to reduce the unnecessary mandates that raise prices? When will supporters of the law match their actions to their words?"