NAPLES, Fla. - Susan Chaplin, and her husband, parents of two little girls, lost their health insurance under Florida Blue. Those plans were canceled, along with 300 thousand others, that did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
"I want what I had. I had no problems with what I had," said Chaplin.
Forced to switch to a new plan, under the ACA, Chaplin's insurance premiums skyrocketed.
"Was about $450 versus my $200 I was paying and the deductible was for $12,500. and I went from a $2500 deductible, " said Chaplin.
That changed Friday, after Florida Blue "cancelled" its cancellation plans. The move comes after President Obama said insurance companies would not be penalized for letting policyholders keep those plans. But one Southwest Florida insurance agent says it isn't that simple.
"I don't know how they can maintain Obamacare and have everybody insure themselves with these types of plans, if anyone can get away with these types of plans."
WINK News reached out to Florida Blue, who said in a statement: "Florida Blue continues to offer current and future members an array of insurance options, in 67 Florida counties, the only insurer in the state to do so."
We spoke to the state insurance commissioner's office. They said most big name health insurers in the state have agreed to extend coverage. He says for those who did not, the office will work with those who lost coverage.