A new report says those planning to purchase health plans through the new health insurance exchanges will find out the premiums November 15, 11 days after the election. Last year the enrollment period began October 1.
Even before the enrollment date, The Washington Times reports some details about costs are coming out in states where the balance of power in the United States Senate could be determined.
Alaska, Iowa, and Louisiana will be faced with double-digit premium hikes from companies on the exchange, in spite of the fact PriceWaterHouseCoopers’s Health Research Institute reported last week the average premium increase in 40 states and the District of Columbia is only 5.9 percent, according to The Washington Times.
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The enrollment period is also shorter than last year’s. Enrollment begins November 15 and ends February 15 for coverage starting January 1. Last year, enrollees had six-months to enroll in the exchange.
This news prompted some harsh reactions on Twitter:
— Rep. Bill Flores (@RepBillFlores) October 14, 2014
Tell me it ain’t so! Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election http://t.co/fkGM9v3nXX
— SpinePain Begone (@SpinePainBegone) October 14, 2014
— a99kitten (@a99kitten) October 14, 2014
— Zone 6 Combatives (@Zone6Combat) October 14, 2014
— Thinking Man (@Collinsdw) October 14, 2014
Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until aft electn http://t.co/OXIEyuq6cg Same as saying prices are going up big-time!
— Darrell McGowen (@dmcgowen1776) October 14, 2014
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