Monday, January 5, 2015

How The Affordable Care Act Forced Me To Become Uninsured

Robert Book , Contributor

This is the story of how a professional health economist, who knows all ins and outs of health insurance, ended up becoming involuntarily uninsured as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act.

I am self-employed, and I have several significant pre-existing conditions. In other words, I’m just the sort of person who supposedly couldn’t get health insurance under the old, pre-ACA, system, and who was supposed to be able to get insurance under the new system – both for myself and my wife and children.

It turns out, neither of those is true.