Tomorrow marks a full month since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchanges went online. It has not been going well. Many have been unable to sign up for a plan.
President Obama tried to assuage concerns over the ACA rollout yesterday in Boston:
“All the parade of horribles the worse predictions about health care reform in Massachusetts never came true, they're the same arguments that you're hearing now.”
Earlier in the day, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was grilled by Congress for the federal exchange website failures. In the hearing, Sebelius assured House Energy and Commerce Committee members that individual insurance plans in place when the President signed the ACA would be "grandfathered in."
And yet, more and more individuals are receiving letters from their insurers warning that their policies will be cancelled at the end of this year.
Julie Appleby, a reporter for Kaiser Health News, and Heather Goldwater, an entrepreneur and new mother whose insurance policy is soon to be cancelled, join us to discuss whether the President’s rhetoric stands up to reality.