Dylan Ratigan, former MSNBC host, recently tweeted a rant bemoaning the fact that his premium for a new health insurance policy will triple.
After some quick research, I'm not so sure he knows what he is talking about.
Let's go below for a peek at his tweet and to crunch some numbers.
Here's the Tweet:
Now, I've had my own problems with the ACA and have struggled to reconcile my expectations about it with the actual realities of implementation. But I do want to debunk hysterical claims about the ACA whenever I can, so people that have to buy their own insurance can at least try to shop and compare real plans and prices. As we know, however, there are a lot of crazy claims like Ratigan's flooding the media. In that spirit, may I make a suggestion? How about a recurring "ACA Myth" compilation diary, updated periodically?
Or maybe there's another venue or method for debunking some of these. Anyway, I'm interested in what you think.
Disclaimer: I acknowledge that I had to assume a few things to get quotes for Ratigan: that he is male, age 41, lives in Dana Point, California, earns over the subsidy cap and is buying insurance just for himself. I apologize if I have made mistakes.