The plans available from the Commonwealth Connector can be downloaded here. The average monthly premium is about $247, which is higher than the $200 average that Romney initially promised.
In fairness, some of the plans for young people have premiums in $109-$175 range. Those plans come with high deductibles. Nothing wrong with that (in fact, it’s a good thing), but here is the catch: The Connector “insisted that routine doctors visits — like annual physicals or well-baby check-ups — be included before any deductible kicks in.” That’s what’s know as “first-dollar” coverage, and under federal law it is largely proscribed (except for preventative care) if one has a plan with a health savings account. Thus, what the Connector has done is prevent people who get their health insurance through the Connector from buying a policy with a health savings account.
Nice going, Governor Mitt!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?