In Richmond, a 40-year-old male nonsmoker logging on to the eHealthInsurance comparison-shopping website today would see a plan that costs $63 a month from Anthem, a unit of WellPoint Inc. That plan has a $5,000 deductible and covers half of medical costs. By comparison, the least-expensive plan on the exchange for a 40-year-old nonsmoker in Richmond, also from Anthem, will likely cost $193 a month, according to filings submitted by carriers.Ben Domenech responds in an e-mail sent out by the Heartland Institute (sign up for free here):
As much as the left is prepared to move the goalposts on this issue, the American people remain most concerned about the costs of premiums. Failure to address this problem is Obamacare’s Achilles heel, and it represents the primary reason that those who have discussed repealing the law continue to do so. Will Americans react vociferously to these rate increases? That depends on how much they connect it to the president’s law – and if opponents have any say in it, they will.Going by my posts the last week, I should probably rename this blog "Obamacare and thoughts on Religious Liberty," but there hasn't been much campaign news. And those are two of the biggest challenges facing this country right now. I hope to keep updating after my semi-vacation ends, and as always you can follow me on Twitter @joshgosser.