To that end, Obamacare directed the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to recommend a plan for making seniors pay more for both Plans F and C, but a NAIC task force advised against increasing cost-sharing under those policies—arguing it would be a financial blow to some of the poorest beneficiaries who depend on them.
O’Brien nicely sums up the dilemma people will face if the cost-sharing options on the table become law. The proposed changes “would force them to weigh whether their needs justify the extra outlay.” How they do that is the productive thread for many future Medicare stories. Even if these proposals don’t go anywhere legislatively for now, “proposed changes to Medigap plans will remain under debate among policy experts and politicians,” O’Brien writes.
All the more reason to stay on top of the story.