In Massachusetts, the only state who has similar measures, insurance rates for private insurance have nearly doubled...in only 2 years. Additionally, the bureaucrats have continued to "move the goalposts" back. What was, originally, permitted now is not.
Massachusetts resident Wendy Williams, writing recently in The Wall Street Journal, told how new state rules made her bare-bones policy unacceptable. She and her husband were told to buy a pricier policy or pay $1,000. “We hadn’t imposed our health care costs on anyone else,” she wrote, “yet we were being fined.”Yet, this is what Democrats in Congress has in store for our country. First a "Public Option" to be the camel's nose under the tent. Within a few years, as unelected public bean counters change the regulations of what is permitted coverage, most people with private coverage will be forced to much more expensive plans or fined (or taxed for Cadillac plans) until EVERYONE is at the mercy of faceless bureaucrats who will literally have the power of life and death. Think about it...please.