These folks don’t get Obamacare subsidies…and not it is really costing them.
Scott Flanders, CEO of eHealth, said, “Anyone who still needs proof that health insurance costs are out of control should take a look at our 2017 Price Index Report.”
“Middle-income Americans who purchase coverage on their own and do not qualify for subsidies under current law are straining under the burden of costs like these,” Flanders said.
Flanders told CNBC that eHealth regularly does outreach to customers to gauge their experience buying coverage. And he routinely hears complaints about rising costs.
“It’s hard to not be entirely sympathetic with them, because they’re paying for coverage that they can’t possibly use” in many cases, Flanders said, referring to the high deductibles often seen in the plans. “And they’re not being subsidized, yet they are subsidizing others, and they’re being priced out of the marketplace.”