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    Health Insurers Plan Hikes

    Insurers Pin Rate Hikes on Health Law - WSJ.com

    Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums for some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul in coming weeks, complicating Democrats' efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections.

    Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1% and 9% to pay for extra benefits required under the law, according to filings with state regulators.

    These and other insurers say Congress's landmark refashioning of U.S. health coverage, which passed in March after a brutal fight, is causing them to pass on more costs to consumers than Democrats predicted.
    Health insurance companies state that the are raising rates specifically because of the additional benefits required by Obamacare - which some people here have inexplicably continued to deny and I am sure still will. Add those increases in with the normal increase of health care (which I don't expect to decrease in the future as the dems promised) and premiums are expected to increase about 20% for most of the affected plans.
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    This really does fly directly in the face of the latest BS Gov. report, and the costs of all care are going up as rationing will become a serious reality along with the death panels that are on the way to a granny near you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This really does fly directly in the face of the latest BS Gov. report, and the costs of all care are going up as rationing will become a serious reality along with the death panels that are on the way to a granny near you.

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    I do have to hand it to you. You have your talking points down even if they are utter nonsense.

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    This was completely predictable. They had to do something to compensate for the preexisting conditions mandate.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Health Insurers Plan Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Insurers Pin Rate Hikes on Health Law - WSJ.com



    Health insurance companies state that the are raising rates specifically because of the additional benefits required by Obamacare - which some people here have inexplicably continued to deny and I am sure still will. Add those increases in with the normal increase of health care (which I don't expect to decrease in the future as the dems promised) and premiums are expected to increase about 20% for most of the affected plans.
    Shouldn't this be in conspiracy theories, after all Obama said rates would go down!


    Obama says under Democratic health plan, family insurance premiums in the individual market would decrease 14 to 20 percent
    PolitiFact | Obama says under Democratic health plan, family insurance premiums in the individual market would decrease 14 to 20 percent

    WASHINGTON — Buyers, beware: President Barack Obama says his health care overhaul will lower premiums by double digits, but check the fine print.
    Premiums are likely to keep going up even if the health care bill passes, experts say. If cost controls work as advertised, annual increases would level off with time. But don't look for a rollback. Instead, the main reason premiums would be more affordable is that new government tax credits would help cover the cost for millions of people.
    Listening to Obama pitch his plan, you might not realize that's how it works.
    Visiting a Cleveland suburb this week, the president described how individuals and small businesses will be able to buy coverage in a new kind of health insurance marketplace, gaining the same strength in numbers that federal employees have.
    "You'll be able to buy in, or a small business will be able to buy into this pool," Obama said. "And that will lower rates, it's estimated, by up to 14 to 20 percent over what you're currently getting. That's money out of pocket."
    Obama's claim of lower insurance premiums put to test | Health & Medicine | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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    Re: Health Insurers Plan Hikes

    If the state, or in this case the federal gov. mandate more coverage, insurance companies will compensate with increased premiums to offset the increased risk they are assuming on your behalf. That's the nature of the beast. It really is that simple when it comes down to the basics of how insurance, health or not, works.
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    Wait until the 18 to 30 crowd see their new premiums........ they will make true the old saying that conservatives are liberals who have been mugged by reality.

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    Re: Health Insurers Plan Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Shouldn't this be in conspiracy theories, after all Obama said rates would go down!








    Obama's claim of lower insurance premiums put to test | Health & Medicine | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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    Re: Health Insurers Plan Hikes

    Thousand and thousands of people pay insurance premiums month after month and never use the benefits. This is what insurance is. You pay out, so that if you do need it, you will have it. You might pay 200 dollars a month for 20 years and never file a claim. In fact, except for occasional trips for a flu or what have you, this is how the majority of America goes about. The insurance companies bank on this. They hope that you wont ever need them. They stack the cards in their favor in this. But see..if you go into the insurance business, that is the risk you take. Now, when they are being told they are not allowed to stack the deck in their favor anymore, they whine. I have not seen them handing back refunds to all the many americans who have not filed claims. Yet as soon as it looks like they may end up having to pay out a bit more, they are instantly wanting to increase premiums. And there are those among you who do not see the problem with insurance companies as they stand now?
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    Re: Health Insurers Plan Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by opinion8tdwench View Post
    Thousand and thousands of people pay insurance premiums month after month and never use the benefits. This is what insurance is. You pay out, so that if you do need it, you will have it. You might pay 200 dollars a month for 20 years and never file a claim. In fact, except for occasional trips for a flu or what have you, this is how the majority of America goes about. The insurance companies bank on this. They hope that you wont ever need them. They stack the cards in their favor in this. But see..if you go into the insurance business, that is the risk you take. Now, when they are being told they are not allowed to stack the deck in their favor anymore, they whine. I have not seen them handing back refunds to all the many americans who have not filed claims. Yet as soon as it looks like they may end up having to pay out a bit more, they are instantly wanting to increase premiums. And there are those among you who do not see the problem with insurance companies as they stand now?
    Oh no.... I like the idea of mandatory coverage for preexisting conditions....... just pay the small fine each year, save thousands on insurance..... get sick, buy insurance and you are covered.

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