Before the affordable care act my premiums were $400 per month to cover my family of 5. In 2017 the insurance premiums will be $1700. I can no longer afford the plan I have had for many years. Already in bankruptcy as a result of Obamacare. Thanks!!!

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Rob Benstan on

I cannot understand what actually happened to this family, without more information.
According to what I have read on this and other info websites, this family of 5 would have to make over $100k a year before they no longer qualified for subsidies. Additionally, if this family earned less than $70k, they would qualify for tax credit (help with premiums) AND Out-Of-Pocket assistance. There are not many plans on the exchange that cost $1700 a month.
So, either this family makes $100,000 a year, and they can pay $1700 a month, OR they make less and were not knowledgeable about the assistance available to them. In either case, it’s not adding up. This story just doesn’t make sense.

Rick on

“There are not many plans on the exchange that cost $1700 a month.”

This is simply not true. My wife and I are in our 40’s with one child (13) and our silver plan is $1798/mo without subsidy. There were much better silver, gold and platinum plans available at premiums exceeding 2 grand a month. Further, the comparable plan I had last year (which was discontinued since United Healthcare left my state) was now over $2,400/mo – a 35% increase year over year.

Repeal of this disaster can’t come fast enough…