Just found this article about Obamacare on CSMonitor.com:
At the root of the dispute is this: The Obamacare law allows people to keep health plans they had before the law was passed, if those plans still exist. But in many cases, the plans have evolved since the law’s 2010 passage – due, at least in part, to minimum benefits mandated in the new law. That has prompted many Americans to feel misled by the president.
Many people who like their 2013 plans are finding they can’t keep them for 2014.
Last week, he reformulated his “you can keep it” pledge to make it more accurate. “If you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it, if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed,” he said.
Because most plans have evolved since 2010 passage, the “if” in Obama’s statement is a big one.
I found this article while looking up info about cancelled plans due to Obamacare. I figured that I should know what all the fuss is about. At this point, I mostly get it, but not completely. Somebody help me out! What does it mean that people’s old plans have “evolved” since Obamacare became a law? Why would those plans have changed? Is that why people’s plans have been cancelled?
Can someone who understands this stuff better than me leave a comment?