Mary Katherine Ham: People Can't Afford To Use Their High-Deductible Obamacare Coverage


Federalist senior writer Mary Katharine Ham debates CNN's Chris Cuomo during a Thursday morning health care discussion 'New Day.'

“Well, you can be nasty about it or you can listen to me,” Ham replied after Cuomo rebuked what he called a “cheap” answer about Obamacare’s “essential health benefits.”

MARY KATHERINE HAM: This is also an arbtrary date -- it does not have to be today...

You sir are paying for pediatric dental even if you don't have children. That is a problem.

CHRIS CUOMO: There's a reason right? Everything has a reason.

HAM: Because liberals love federal power.

CUOMO: You can be cheap about it, you're making your choice.

HAM: You can be nasty about it or you can listen to me...

These things bring up prices. I am a single mom of two who has lost three or four plans since Obamacare passed -- I was told I would not, that was a lie. When I said I could lose my plan, people said I was a liar. I have had 160% increase in my premiums and a 300% increase in my deductible.

People are getting coverage that they can not use because it is too expensive, we have to do something about that. one way to deal with that is cutting some of these "essential health benefits" are not essential. You could give people more flexibility to have slightly less expensive and slightly less comprehensive plans, which is what many young people would like to buy.

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