Seems that the folks in DC have (finally!) noticed that ObamaPlans cost a lot, but also offer very little value. These new plans purport to change all this, although if they’d actually bothered to look, they’d notice that every other such plan already covers a host of freebies.
Where these plans differ seems to be in how they handle co-pays; that is, many current offerings require one to satisfy the annual deductible before co-pays (for doc visits, for example) kick in. These essentially waive the deductible and go straight to the co-pays.
Something about lipstick and pigs.
The good news is that they’ve really thought this through, well in advance of the actual Open Enrollment Period.
“[T]he new plans could still be costly … officials did not say how many such plans will be available, in which states they will be offered or how much they will cost.”
[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]