$100 Premiums Too Much for Most Americans

Obamacare may have brought healthcare into the homes of many Americans, but there are still many more who are without coverage and the majority of those uninsured are claiming affordability factors for the reasons.  CNBC (10/22, 1.79M) recently reported on a survey that was conducted by HealthPocket.com in which respondents were asked about such things as coverage affordability. 

The majority of adults who responded, 57 percent, said that they could only afford to pay “$100 or less” per month for health insurance in 2016.  The second most common answer, from 17 percent of respondents, was $200 per month.   Unfortunately, most plans under the Affordable Care Act cost more than $100 per month before any federal subsidies are available.

Federal subsidies are available to those who buy within the exchange and who are considered to be low to moderate income.  Currently, about 85 percent of exchange customers qualify for financial aid and a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services indicated that these same people are able to purchase plans that cost less than $100 per month after subsidy.

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Dr. Steven Lipsky

Steven J. Lipsky MD, FACEP has been a Board Certified Emergency Physician in Arizona for the last 41 years, and a resident of the Town of Paradise Valley for the last 40 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine and did post-graduate training in Family Practice at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix before going into the full-time practice of Emergency Medicine in 1975. Dr. Lipsky has worked in every type of Emergency Department in Arizona – from inner city and rural, small volume and large, public and private hospitals, teaching and nonteaching hospitals. He has taught at the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine – Division of Clinical Education, as well as in Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona. He has received the highest number of patient satisfaction letters in his group at multiple facilities and has been recognized at Paradise Valley Hospital for his outstanding performance. A past president of the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians (representing over 800 Emergency Physicians in our state) along with many other positions in the organization, Dr. Lipsky was also one of six Councillors representing Arizona to the National Council of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Lipsky built, owned, and was the Medical Director for the first 24hr free-standing Emergicenter and Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service in Jamaica. In conjunction with USAID, Cornell Medical Center’s School of Public Health, the Ministry of Health and Environmental Control of Jamaica, and the U.S. Peace Corps, he participated in a successful program to stem infant mortality in rural areas.

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