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100% Increase in Insurance Premiums with ObamaCare

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Hammer1, Dec 13, 2012.

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  1. Hammer1

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    California Blue Shield has requested to raise its insurance rates 20% in the coming year.

    AETNA just announced that they expect medical insurance premiums to double in the next twelve months.

    Guess that is what we should expect with ObamaCare.

    Pelosi said we had to pass it to find out what's in it.

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  2. drgondog

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    You would be lucky if it holds there. With most of the Red State Governor's declining the Exchanges, the 3.5 % tax Obama just threw at them will force ALL insurance providers across the country to raise their rates immediately before the ink is dry on the CA increase.

    The Medical devices tax will kill 50,000 manufacturing jobs, the small business group will either lay off employees or reduce hours below full time but many of those employees will Not be getting health insurance benefits. Those employees that don't get insurance from their company will be 'taxed' $600 for their 'non-participation' in buying insurance for themselves.

    The volume of new hits on Medicaid will kill that program because the States have to cap it or raise taxes in their states.

    The $760 B that the Dems removed from Medicare will either have to be restored or the docs and hospitals will quit losing money on medicare patients - hitting medicaid yet another way.

    Thank you Democrats for lending your support to this marvelous Law.

    Bill from Scurry
     
  3. CharlieAMA

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    My insurance has doubled in the last five years. It makes you wonder if they are raising out of fear, or the actual cost of medical care.
     
  4. drgondog

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    Rick - there is no way they (the 16 Dem Senators) 'didn't know' about this. Their manufacturing companies would have put an earfull in their heads.

    The power of Threats and witholding of other Senatorial benefits by Reid forced them in-line, perhaps with the promise of 'we'll fix this after its passed'.

    The problem now for Reid, if he is concerned, is that any bill submitted to fix this will have to get through the entire Senate without mofification or attempt to pass it as a Financial adjustment - the latter could get Repub support if he doesn't try for a 'replacement tax'.

    Bill
     
  5. John Galt

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    It's already hard to find doctors who accept new Medicare patients so just wait until they lower Medicare payments to doctors. Welcome to the welfare state comrades.
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

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    What did anyone expect? The sole purpose of ObamaCare is to put millions without insurance onto the rolls and have those with insurance pay for it. And that can only be done by jacking up costs, rationing services, or both.
     
  7. Bisi

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    My premiums have already doubled over the last 3 years. Don't know if I can handle another doubling. Health insurance is already costing me a K80 a year now, I guess next year it will be a combo set.

    And who will get blamed for it? People won't be mad at Barack but will save their wrath for Aethna, Blue Cross,etc.

    90% of the country doesn't give a damn anyway. Providing health care and paying for it isn't their worry, that's their employer's responsibility. They are more concerned about Snooki, Honey Boo boo......................
     
  8. cubancigar2000

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    where are 548 and midalake???? You happy now
     
  9. grunt

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    Maybe their out buying insurance.
     
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