Your healthcare is about to become a lot more expensive because of Obamacare. Ironically dubbed The Affordable Healthcare Act, Obama care will continue to drive deductibles up to compensate for layers of other mandated coverages, according to a USA Today report published Sunday.
For example, under Obamacare, consider the following out-of-pocket expenses: one X-ray: $50. One follow-up magnetic resonance imaging test: $766. Total bill for checking out that aching shoulder: $1,039 – all payable in full by patient, thanks to greatly increased deductibles, according to the USA Today report.
Over the next 18 months up to 50-percent of Americans with employer-provided insurance coverage will pay more for their healthcare as companies offer healthcare plans with higher deductibles, according to benefits consultants.
Many patients who believed Obamacare would somehow benefit them through lower costs will experience “sticker shock” as high deductibles leave them financially exposed.