Obamacare Could Hike Rates for the Already Insured

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There are more signs Obamacare could raise insurance rates for people who are already insured.

Georgia resident Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, voiced concerns after a recent letter from her insurance carrier indicated her policy will no longer be available.

"It clearly says my policy will no longer be offered, that's broken promise No. 1," Dooley said.

Also, the new federal law's impact on monthly premiums in Georgia will mean a 40-year-old, non-smoking man will see his premium jump from $122 a month to $325 after healthcare reform.

Beyond the numbers, there are more confusing facts about the changes.

Georgia State University's Dr. William Custer, an expert on the new law, reviewed the numbers for WSB-TV.

"The factors they list are all real and important; the actual numbers they list may not apply to any individual Georgian," he said.

"The set of benefits for everybody is included, so yes, as a male when you buy coverage, maternity care will be covered there," he added.

Custer also noted that under the law, men get maternity care and women also get prostate coverage.

"I don't even have a prostate and I can't have children," Dooley said.

The latest Associated Press Gfk poll estimates 7 percent of Americans say someone in their household has tried to sign up for health insurance through the online health exchanges.

That adds up to about 20 million people. And three quarters of those people have reported problems.

"The people that we spoke with have spent all day on the website and that's the only way they've been successful. So it's not feasible for a lot of people to spend all day to get enrolled in this," Erin Hill, with Knoxville Area Project Access, said.

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