If-You-Like-the-Plan-You-Have-You-Can-Keep-It Fact of the Day

Nearly half (49%) of firms have already lost their pre-Obamacare coverage, having forfeited “grandfather status” this year.  A further 19% will have at least one plan that loses its grandfather status next year.

Survey report here. HT: Chris Jacobs

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    Grandfather status was always a fiction. The proponents never intended for the existence of health plans not regulated by the ACA. However, by claiming there were provisions allowing grandfather status, some of the political heat was lessened at a time when the debate was very heated. By the time the ACA provisions take effect, I doubt there will be any grandfathered plans left.

  2. Bruce says:

    Anyone who believed that Obama promise deserves to lose his plan.

  3. Tom H. says:

    Ditto Bruce

  4. Virginia says:

    Ditto Devon. I don’t think anyone was naive enough to believe that plans would be grandfathered in.

  5. John Bjork says:

    BlueCross Blue Shield of Il. will not grant Grandfather status for any new business even if benefit levels are maintaining status. So much for you can change carriers reversal from the original language.