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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:14 AM

Ads for "Trumpcare," which doesn't exist, are everywhere

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Do a quick search for health insurance, and you'll find plenty of ads for "Trumpcare" plans that cost $59 or less per month. But there's a catch: Trumpcare doesn't exist, and many of these advertised plans offer bare-bones coverage.

Why it matters: For people who buy health insurance on their own instead of receiving it through an employer, searching for a plan is already challenging. And deceptive marketing only makes it harder, especially when these plans will leave consumers on the hook for potentially ruinous medical bills.

Reality check: The primary way the Trump administration has altered the insurance market is by expanding niche products including short-term plans, association plans and health reimbursement arrangements.

After seeing Trumpcare ads in search engines, I submitted contact information to get quotes about coverage options. Over the the next week, I was bombarded with 70 phone calls and 12 texts from insurance brokers.
- Every broker I spoke to admitted there is no such thing as Trumpcare, and that it is a marketing ploy from the lead generator site.
- When I asked how I could get the plan that was advertised for $59 or less per month, brokers said the ads were in reference to short-term plans or fixed indemnity plans that offer little to no coverage for serious illness or injury.

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brooklynite Sep 2019 OP
safeinOhio Sep 2019 #1
brewens Sep 2019 #2
DBoon Sep 2019 #3
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:18 AM

1. Trump don't care plans?

Sounds about right.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:19 AM

2. With a garbage plan, someone not feeling well for some reason, is going to know they can't

afford to go in and be seen by a doctor. Exactly what we don't want. Eventually they show up at an ER and run up a huge bill that they are not going to be able to pay.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:44 AM

3. It seems fitting that a completely fraudulent plan is called "Trumpcare"

like "Trump University"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:09 AM

4. Trumpcare is ripoff insurance policies allowed by Trump's changes to Obamacare (ACA).

Under the ACA, insurance had to have minimum coverage standards.

Those standards have been erased, and now insurance companies can sell any type of shit sandwich and call it health insurance.

Examples would be insurance that does not cover doctor visits, hospital stays or drugs. In other words, worthless.

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