ObamaCare and Starting a Business
Regarding Daniel P. Kessler's "ObamaCare Is Raising Insurance Costs" (op-ed, June 4): I was going to leave my job and the health insurance that came with it to start a business, until I shopped around for a health-insurance plan. Here is an example of what I found: At Group Health, a health-maintenance organization here in Seattle, I was given a quote of $842 per month for me and my family. But that would increase to $2,320 starting in January 2014 when ObamaCare kicks in—a 276% increase. Why? Because I would be forced to carry coverage that I don't want and don't need, such as maternity care. Welcome to the world of socialized medicine, courtesy of the Un-Affordable Care Act.
A version of this article appeared June 12, 2013, on page A16 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: ObamaCare and Starting a Business.