On a local Black talk radio station, in the morning, there has been discussion concerning people losing coverage under the ACA/Obamacare.
The host, Larry Young, has said that if anyone has had their plan dropped, they should be grateful because the plan they will get after this, will be better than the plan they had because their old plan didn't meet minimum standards. His co-host, "Coach" Butch McAdams said that he received a letter stating his health plan is being dropped and that he had three options. Continue the plan until it terminates in 2014, go to a comparable plan, now, that meets minimum standards, or let it lapse. Coach said his plan is "very good" and will continue until it terminates and then make a decision, but the cost of the comparable plan increases about $125/month. That is a $1,500/year increase in payments.
People who called the show, supported Obamacare and did not support Obamacare. There were a few people who said their coverage has been canceled as a result of Obamacare, according to the letters they have received, and those callers didn't appear to be happy, even with Larry Young saying they will get better coverage.
In listening over a few days, I was disappointed that no one was asking what the minimum standards were. For example, maternity coverage, abortion coverage, and birth control medicine are required to be offered in the coverage. Does a single man need that coverage? How about a woman past her child bearing time?
Also what wasn't discussed was the fact that employers were being forced to offer medical plans that are against their religious beliefs. Of course, the Catholic church is against the abortion coverage mandate.
I may call in if they discuss it next week to bring up things they didn't discuss.