It seems that there's yet another little problem with Obamacare: people who signed up through an Exchange and later find a better deal on the direct market are finding it impossible to cancel their insurance plans. One man in Orlando enrolled, but shortly thereafter, he and his wife realized that they'd barely be able to afford the premiums, so they looked on the direct market and found a plan for less than half the cost.
"I immediately called back the Florida Blue and asked them to cancel the policy I just set up," says Robinson.
"But he quickly learned canceling Obamacare is no easy task. ... More than six weeks later after spending 50 to 60 hours on the phone his policy is still not canceled and he is still waiting for the payment Florida Blue withdrew from his account to be refunded."