President Obama says that most Americans can find a health insurance option for $75 or less per month. Independent analyses for 2016 are painting a much more difficult picture for the average consumer. The average "Silver" plan premium (that most people have) costs about $300 a month.
That's not the biggest problem, according to analysts. For many, their health insurance has dramatically changed under Obamacare. Deductibles and out of pocket expenses are higher, so many of their medical expenses are no longer covered. Some consumers who say they had good, affordable plans prior to the Affordable Care Act say they can no longer afford the new plans, which are substandard in terms of what they cover.
We'll dig into the trends and numbers Sunday on Full Measure. Also, we'll report on the "Porker of the Year" --the federal official or politician deemed to be guilty of the most egregious taxpayer waste, as revealed by the Citizens Against Government Waste watchdog group. And Scott Thuman reports from Iowa on the quirky caucuses.
Last Sunday, we reported on huge salaries for executives at some nonprofits --that seem less than charitable. Watch the story here. See our past segments and programs at FullMeasure.news and our YouTube channel.