I thought that if you liked your plan you could keep it???? The latest casualty of Obamacare may be a low-cost New Jersey health-care policy. Though President Obama promised âif you like your health care plan, youâll be able to keep your health care plan, period,â that will not be the case for approximately 106,000 New Jersey residents whose plans will disappear under the law. Known as the âbasic and essential,â or B&E, health-care plans, the policy costs as little as a couple hundred dollars per month and is the choice of 71 percent of New Jersey residents on the individual insurance market. It provides minimum coverage for things such as doctorâs visits and procedures that donât involve a hospital stay. According to the Newark Star-Ledger, B&E policy holders will, under Obamacare, âbe left with may be a choice among pricey, pricier and priciestâ plans. So what happened to the B&E plans? They donât meet the regulations imposed by the Affordable Care Act because they do not cover services that the law will force every individual health-insurance plan to provide. The Star-Ledger warns that B&E customers who donât qualify for a federal tax credit to purchase insurance can likely expect an three or fourfold increase in the cost of their next plan. According to Rutgers Universityâs Center for State Health Policy director Joel Cantor, the monthly plans of $150 for a 25-year-old male or $1,100 for a family with parents in their 40s will âeasilyâ be three or four times more for a standard policy on the individual market. Last year, about a quarter of those enrolled in B&E plans were under the age of 24. The plan is also popular among those who retire early and are looking for cheap coverage before they qualify for Medicare.