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CBS Notices ´Another Problem´
With ObamaCare – Higher
Deductibles; ABC, NBC Omit

Media Research Center, by Matthew Balan

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/9/2013 6:51:58 PM

Norah O´Donnell´s 20-second news brief on Monday´s CBS This Morning is the sole Big Three network mention so far of the Wall Street Journal´s Sunday report about a "troubling element" of ObamaCare – exorbitant deductibles with the no-frills plans available on the health care exchanges. O´Donnell zeroed in on the item by reporters Leslie Scism and Timothy W. Martin, who cited a new report that found that "the average individual deductible for...a bronze plan on the exchange...is $5,081 a year": NORAH O´DONNELL: The Wall Street Journal says health insurance customers are finding another problem under ObamaCare.

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$5081 annual premium with a $5000 deductible. Doesn´t seem to be cost-effective for a healthy young person

Even at my advanced age, I don´t have $5000 worth of medical expenses per year. My hearing aids cost more than that - but NO insurance covers hearing aids.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mainelysane, 12/9/2013 6:55:17 PM     (No. 9647225)

Duh? De-duh-ktibles? What are they? You mean I have to pay? You mean I have to pay a de-ducktable and still 40% of the bill? You mean it isn´t free?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 12/9/2013 7:12:09 PM     (No. 9647239)

The same that go to the ER for routine care will continue to do so since they can just walk out without paying a dime. Same old same old. Going to a doctor´s office will be out of the question to those convinced they "deserve" free care.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/9/2013 7:17:17 PM     (No. 9647243)

Since the deductible is so high that most probably won´t get any reimbursement ... I guess you can go to just about any doctor who will take cash/credit card.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 12/9/2013 7:34:50 PM     (No. 9647258)

You know - - I don´t know what any of us would do if we didn´t have CBS telling us stuff.

These media giants are amazing! The things they dig up!

I NEVER would´ve known this stuff - - if I hadn´t read the CBS Report. Great going, guys!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Obviousity, 12/9/2013 7:41:51 PM     (No. 9647270)

All is well. All is going to plan. $5,000, $10,000, I´ve even heard of $13,000 deductibles. Then only 60% coverage. And Co-pays for each visit. No one will ever be able to afford that Obama-"greedy free market provided"- care. So we must have Single-"benign Government"-payer healthcare. /s

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ocho reales, 12/9/2013 8:24:28 PM     (No. 9647303)

Norah O´Donnell (OMG Can I possibly be more beautiful?) is not a real journalist but simply a very beautiful news reader who is a dedicated leftist. Strip away her physical beauty and listen to her words and she is a shill for a socialist America. Ignore her! She does not have anything to say to anyone!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 12/9/2013 9:12:24 PM     (No. 9647342)

I´m not sure if I have this right, but now a deductible is purely a deductible in that you have to pay ALL of the deductible before ANY insurance kicks in. Used to be that insurance paid portions of your bill all the way along ones medical needs. That 80/20 or 70/30 ratio was in play. Now, perhaps not. Anyone confirm?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Subal, 12/9/2013 9:25:26 PM     (No. 9647355)

Would some one please state just what was 0´bama care susposed to fix? And I´m not being sarcastic in this question.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: john56, 12/9/2013 10:41:35 PM     (No. 9647446)

Maybe by 2017 or so, CBS, ABC and/or NBC (nah, scratch that one) will finally have "read the bill to find out what´s in it."

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