Kay Hagan voted for ObamaCare and has doubled down on her support of the law, but will she listen to the thousands of angry North Carolinians who may lose their current insurance policies or face higher premiums?
According to the Charlotte Observer, thousands of North Carolinians have been “shocked” to discover that their current insurance plans will be cancelled or their premiums will dramatically increase at the end of the year. Blue Cross Blue Shield spokesmen Lew Borman claimed that approximately one third of their 400,000 North Carolina individual market customers will see “large premium increases” or have their policies cancelled due to regulations under ObamaCare.
Blue Cross spokesman Lew Borman said Friday that large premium increases will affect about one-third of the approximately 400,000 North Carolina customers who buy Blue Cross insurance in the individual market. Some of their policies were canceled because they didn’t meet the new federal standards, he said.
George Schwab of Charlotte, cited President Obama for telling the American people they can keep their current plan if they like the coverage, but countered, “how can we keep it if it has been eliminated?”
“I’m 62 and retired,” Schwab said. “This creates a tremendous financial burden for our family. “The President told the American people numerous times that… ‘If you like your coverage, you can keep it,’” Schwab said. “How can we keep it if it has been eliminated? How can we keep it if the premium has been increased 430 percent in one year?”
Michael Hood, from Winston-Salem, said that he was “angry” that he is being forced to buy insurance that otherwise wouldn’t purchase. Hood also blamed President Obama for telling the public that ObamaCare would make insurance affordable, but in reality “it is now impossible for our family to afford private health insurance.”
“I’m angry that legislation has been passed that is forcing me to purchase something that otherwise I would not have to purchase,” Hood said. “The president told us Obamacare would make health insurance affordable and reduce costs. It is now impossible for our family to afford private health insurance.”