Obamacare Hits Healthy New Yorker

A Greenwich Village resident was socked with an eye-popping 25 percent increase in health premiums — and his insurance company is slapping part of the blame on President Obama’s health-care overhaul that took effect yesterday.

Doug Gowland’s monthly bill will jump $140 — from $565 to $705 — under the hike, according to a letter he received from insurer EmblemHealth.

And the annual cost for the self-insured 62-year-old man’s mostly bare-bones plan will increase $1,680 — from $6,780 to $8,460.

In the notice, EmblemHealth told Gowland, who is healthy, “The proposed rate increase includes two components: a basic increase on your type plan and an increase due to the cost of enhanced benefits required by the new federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

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