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1 Onyx99  Wed, Oct 23, 2013 8:25:06pm

The more important quote from this “cancellation” letter is this one: “If we do not hear from you by December 15, 2013, we will enroll you in the Option I plan shown in this letter.” In other words, the recipient will by default remain covered. Which is basically the opposite of being a soon-to-be-former policy holder. Yes, the terms and premiums are being changed, just like insurance companies do every year… without having to justify those changes in any way, I might add, prior to the Affordable Care Act.

2 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Oct 23, 2013 10:36:09pm

Dim Jim’s followers on Twitter, such as Prudence @dennygirltwo, have parroted this nonsense, too. The usual suspects now take it as gospel.

3 calochortus  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 8:59:38am

Not to mention, if you’ve been in the individual market for any length of time you’ve gotten one of these letters at some point. The difference is that now they’re automatically enrolling you in another plan. Back in the day you were invited to reapply and if you were healthy they’d take you, if not, so sorry but preexisting condition, you know…

(Of course it is possible that folks with preexisting conditions in this current situation aren’t being automatically re-enrolled in a new plan. But they’ll be able to get insurance by applying for it, unlike the good old days.)

4 Skip Intro  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:48:55am

re: #3 calochortus

(Of course it is possible that folks with preexisting conditions in this current situation aren’t being automatically re-enrolled in a new plan.

Not for me. Blue Shield of CA sent me a letter and brochure, which prominently displayed something like “You don’t have to do anything. You’re already covered” on every page.

Considering the bastards rejected me when I first applied years ago because of preexisting conditions, I take that as a “please don’t leave” plea.

Dim Jim is the King of the Internet Dumbs, and Prudence is his Queen.


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