Obamacare Opponents Now Basing Arguments Off Pop-up Ads They Found On The Internet

by evanmcmurry

News about Obamacare the Affordable Care Act had been getting good and better until this Forbes article that claimed the ACA would raise rates in California from 64-146%. This was in stark contrast to all the data emerging from the state’s new insurance exchange, which looked to be lowering rates. What gives?


What policies, I wondered, had Avik used as his point of comparison in reaching his startling conclusion?

I soon had my answer as Roy revealed where he had acquired his data, writing, “But in 2013, on eHealthInsurance.com (NASDAQ:EHTH), the median cost of the five cheapest plans was only $92.”

I must admit that it took a moment to sink in as my first reaction was to laugh. eHealthInsurance.com? Seriously?

Was Avik really using teaser rates published on the Internet by eHealthInsurance.com as his point of comparison? I mean, you don’t have to be a healthcare policy expert to know that websites like eHealthInsurance.com always flash low rates in front of you—prices that maybe one person in a thousand might actually hope to achieve—to tickle the interest of a potential customer.

This is like comparing the bus ticket you just bought to MegaBus’ “$1 FARES!” ad.