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    When did we decide that the new benefits post ACA passage--no lifetime limits, free wellness, nationwide PPO networks, no need for referrals, health savings accounts-- were "shitty plans?"

    I'm a twice-Obama voter who would like to keep my current United Health plan for $98/month. My checkup is free, doc visits are $35, my network is excellent in Illinois and extends nationwide so I can use it when visiting family and friends or even taking a day trip in Wisconsin.

    The cheapest plans for me on the exchange range between $150-200/mo. They use Blue Cross' tiniest networks and/or force me into an HMO. They still have high out of pocket limits and if I go outside the network, which would be easier to do, I'm on the hook for up to $12,000 (or $25,400 if it's a family plan).

    Maybe if I was independently wealthy and needed/wanted to take lots of Rx, I'd love that plan. But I'm not and I don't and I'd like to have a choice.

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