How many of us remember President Obama making this statement?  It’s a statement that will likely be proven as false.  Corporations, looking at the healthcare reform bill, are realizing it’s less expensive to pay a $2,000 penalty per employee than pay more to provide health insurance for the employee and their family.  So, if you like your insurance you may lose it.  Did the goverment make this provision knowing that it will force millions of Americans into the individual insurance market or onto government exchanges?  Do we have a government more interested in their own self interest than in the people of our country?  It’s not too late to express your opinions to state legislators.  The problem is that many of them, even in Colorado, have engaged in back door deals offered by or through a president who offered transparency and change.  The American people are now seeing that the promise of transparency and change isn’t the change we want.

Two years later it is clear that this statement was not true.  Insurers sent out “early renewals” for companies allowing them to keep their current plans if they renewed prior to October 1, 2013.  For companies not renewing early there will be no choice but to change insurance plans negating the “if you like your insurance you can keep it” guarantee.  For those renewing early it is likely that these plans will end at the next renewal period.  By then we will have a much better idea of how changes in insurance will or will not be working out.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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