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FLORIDA: TV Station Tells Viewers That Credit Scores Affect Obamacare Premiums

Which isn't true, of course. Via Raw Story:
In a follow up report, the reporter provided more details: “It’s like buying a house or a car. Your credit score and other factors can determine your interest rate. In this case, it can determine how much you pay in premiums.” The broadcast prompted conservative sites like The Weekly Standard and others to warn that credit scores would have “big impact” on insurance premiums. But a representative from told Raw Story that the credit check during the application process was only used to verify identities and had no bearing on insurance premiums. “Basically the eligibility requirements for keeping your monthly premiums low is based on your income,” the representative explained.
The station has posted a retraction of their story. Their source now admits she was wrong, but try telling that the hundreds of commenters on their site.

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