Fox News guest: ‘Obamacare is a war on bros’ because rates are same as women

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:01 EDT
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Avik Roy speaks to Fox News
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Forbes blogger Avik Roy claimed on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was a “war on bros” because men and women will now have to pay the same rates for insurance.

Roy, who also works for the Manhattan Institute, told Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy that he had determined that several states’ average premiums could increase over 130 percent under the Affordable Care Act.

“And that’s an average,” he explained. “So, the key thing to understand is Obamacare is a war on bros. It’s young men in particular who are going to pay a lot more. Young people are going to pay more, men are going to pay more relative to women and healthy people are going to pay more relative to sick people.”

According to The Washington Post, insurance companies sometimes charged women up to ten times more than men before the Affordable Care Act made discrimination illegal.

And starting in 2014, insurance companies will be barred from charging sick people or people with pre-existing conditions more for insurance.

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 5, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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