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post #16 of 739
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
I'm sure he tortured the numbers until they told him what he wanted to hear.

I hear he is applying for a job as a climatologist.
post #17 of 739
Oh this is so surprising. I am shocked. How could this have happened? The "Affordable Care Act" is not more affordable. My trust in politicians and the mainstream media is now shattered.



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Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers.

Dave Jones, the California insurance commissioner, said some insurance companies could raise rates as much as they did before the law was enacted.

Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own.





http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/business/despite-new-health-law-some-see-sharp-rise-in-premiums.html?hp&_r=2&
post #18 of 739
Great Necro of old iamstillmatt thread.

NYT story from yesterday:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/business/despite-new-health-law-some-see-sharp-rise-in-premiums.html?pagewanted=all

Health Insurers Raise Some Rates by Double Digits

Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own.

What a surprise that union members, and Medicaid people are not feeling any of the pain ( not sure about Medicare recipients ).

Heck, small business owners and entrepreneurial individuals need to be milked more and more.

Where is Pio to comment?
post #19 of 739
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

Where is Pio to comment?

I'm on the wrong side of history.
post #20 of 739
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I'm on the wrong side of history.

Surely you can explain to the small business people and entrepreneurs that this is not Obamacare but "Affordable" care!

If anyone can do it Pio, it's you.
post #21 of 739
Anyone have lower rates yet?
post #22 of 739
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Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

Anyone have lower rates yet?

frown.gif

And the biggest wallop comes in 2014.
post #23 of 739
Mine recently was increased, but it was explained to me that it had to do with my change of zip code and a fairly standard yearly bump. Not happy about it, but I still have a decent rate all things considered. I do have fear that I might be seeing a rather large bump next year.
post #24 of 739
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Mine recently was increased, but it was explained to me that it had to do with my change of zip code and a fairly standard yearly bump. Not happy about it, but I still have a decent rate all things considered. I do have fear that I might be seeing a rather large bump next year.

So you're okay that the cost curve was not bent down? What is this "fairly standard yearly bump" you speak of?
post #25 of 739
Who'd be ok with the cost curve not going down? confused.gif
post #26 of 739
Obamacare passed on promises of more affordable healthcare, the ability to keep your provider and insurance at a lower rate, and lower healthcare costs to the taxpayer.

I appreciate the feedback in my informal effort to monitor whether Obamacare will do what it was touted to do for Americans.
post #27 of 739
Liberals are absent from this thread....I wonder why?
post #28 of 739
I don't think Obamacare is going to do a lot to significantly control costs, but what measures there are to control costs haven't taken effect yet, so why would we see any effect right now? No exchanges, no mandate until next year if I recall.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I don't think Obamacare is going to do a lot to significantly control costs, but what measures there are to control costs haven't taken effect yet, so why would we see any effect right now? No exchanges, no mandate until next year if I recall.

FYI, exchanges will drive costs up, at least medium term.
post #30 of 739
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

FYI, exchanges will drive costs up, at least medium term.

For some Pio, for some

Insurance Prices Could Jump

Premiums for California consumers who buy their own insurance could be sharply higher next year on average because of the federal health-care law, while government subsidies will offset the impact for lower-income people, according to a new report.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323361804578388830865791380.html

Then again, what do you know about health care delivery? LOL
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