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    AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    I'm pretty sure Obama said this would not happen.

    FoxNews.com - AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    AARP's endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now the seniors' lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law.
    And AARP adds that it's changing copayments and deductibles to avoid a 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans that takes effect in 2018 under the law. Aerospace giant Boeing also has cited the tax in asking its workers to pay more. Shifting costs to employees lowers the value of a health care plan and acts like an escape hatch from the tax.

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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    has AARP ever raised their costs before? Was Obama responsible then?

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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I'm pretty sure Obama said this would not happen.
    He did, which is why the credibility of this administration is the only thing that truly is shovel-ready.
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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I'm pretty sure Obama said this would not happen.

    FoxNews.com - AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans
    I thought AARP didn't support the Obama Care plan...

    huh...

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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    Yes, they (AARP) supported the plan, more accurately the board of directors. The majority members were against HC plan.

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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    has AARP ever raised their costs before? Was Obama responsible then?
    Maybe you didn't read the following from the story:

    AARP adds that it's changing copayments and deductibles to avoid a 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans that takes effect in 2018 under the law.
    "Plan value changes were necessary not only from a cost management standpoint but also to ensure that AARP's plans fall below the threshold for high-cost group plans under health care reform."
    AARP warned its employees that more cost-shifting could be in store. "AARP intends to make similar changes, as necessary, in the future to avoid the (health plan) tax," said Hodges'

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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I'm pretty sure Obama said this would not happen.

    FoxNews.com - AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans
    You quoted the 1st and 3rd paragraph of the article, so I'll assume it must have been a honest error to skip over the 2nd paragraph...

    Quote Originally Posted by Article's second paragraph
    In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care premiums will increase by 8 percent to 13 percent next year because of rapidly rising medical costs.
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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    You quoted the 1st and 3rd paragraph of the article, so I'll assume it must have been a honest error to skip over the 2nd paragraph...
    Peculiar how it rose right after Obamacare was passed.
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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    If you want a reasonably objective of the cost of health care and why companies are passing more costs to their employees...

    http://kff.org/insurance/upload/7670_02.pdf

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    Re: AARP Raises Costs for Employees' Insurance Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Peculiar how it rose right after Obamacare was passed.
    Peculiar how health care premiums rarely increased the past decade.



    Health Insurance Premiums Up 131% in Last Ten Years - It's Your Money - TIME.com
    “We just simply don’t know how to govern” - Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) a member of the House Budget Committee

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