WASHINGTON DC - While statistics concerning the number of insured clients that have been notified that their health care policies will be cancelled under the Affordable Care Act stipulations are pouring in from Florida to California, those cancellation numbers have not been so easy to get in Illinois thus far.
The Republican members of the Illinois congressional delegation wrote the Illinois Department of Insurance Director Monday, asking that Director Andrew Boron provide cancellation stats by November 18. The query, signed by U.S. Congressmen John Shimkus, Peter Roskam, Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger, Randy Hultgren and Rodney Davis says they want to know how ACA will affect their constituents:
Private Illinois carriers are saying the number of health insurance cancellations won't be available until after December 15, 2013, although news media and non-profit groups have gathered numbers on several other states. Fox News reports the latest, updated numbers:
The Congress members specifically asked of Director Boron:
A Duke University professor told the Daily Caller that he projects 129 million nationwide to lose their health care insurance because of ACA regulations:
“Bottom line: of the 189 million Americans with private health insurance coverage, I estimate that if Obamacare is fully implemented, at least 129 million (68 percent) will not be able to keep their previous health care plan either because they already have lost or will lose that coverage by the end of 2014,” he said in an email. ”But of these, ‘only’ the 18 to 50 million will literally lose coverage, i.e., have their plans entirely taken away. This includes 9.2-15.4 million in the non-group market and 9-35 million in the employer-based market. The rest will retain their old plans but have to pay higher rates for Obamacare-mandated bells and whistles.”
The letter to Illinois' Department of Insurance Director Boron: