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    Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    With Obamacare basically a done deal we're now seeing these ads:



    But the insurance industry needs young people to sign up for coverage if they are going to be able to afford the sick people that sign up as well. By encouraging healthy people to opt out, aren't they in effect attempting to make the insurance companies go broke? If that's so, doesn't that seem pretty anti-business for the pro-business party?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/us...w.html?hp&_r=0

    The overarching goal is to persuade many of today’s 48 million uninsured to sign up for insurance on the new exchanges created by the law. Crucially, officials need to woo older, sicker people without insurance as well as younger, healthier people, whose payments effectively subsidize those who will end up using more health care...

    But even as Mr. Obama’s campaign accelerates, Republicans at all political levels are working against the law.

    The Republican National Committee has begun what it calls a monthlong awareness campaign, with a television booking operation to make sure that pundits opposed to the law are always available to counter its boosters...

    Other conservative groups are broadcasting television advertisements that urge people not to sign up for coverage under the health care law. Americans for Prosperity began broadcasting an ad last week featuring a cancer survivor who warns about the dangers of the law. It is the latest in a series of commercials featuring women criticizing the law.
    "Obamacare delenda est"

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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    Obamacare sucks for every working American that has maintained insurance all their lives. People that ignored coverage until they were sick are being rewarded for poor behavior

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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Obamacare sucks for every working American that has maintained insurance all their lives. People that ignored coverage until they were sick are being rewarded for poor behavior
    So you agree that sick people will cost the insurance companies? And that they would make more money off young, healthy people?
    "Obamacare delenda est"

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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    So you agree that sick people will cost the insurance companies? And that they would make more money off young, healthy people?
    nope, they aren't getting the young healthy people, remember, 26 year olds can mooch off their parents thanks to the lazy **** in the whitehouse

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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    nope, they aren't getting the young healthy people, remember, 26 year olds can mooch off their parents thanks to the lazy **** in the whitehouse
    Do you realize that your comment is contradictory? If a 26-year old is covered under their parents plan, that means someone is paying the insurance company. That means they are getting the young, healthy people.
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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Do you realize that your comment is contradictory? If a 26-year old is covered under their parents plan, that means someone is paying the insurance company. That means they are getting the young, healthy people.
    Earth to you, we all incurred increases when this went into effect, my premium jumped almost 30% with that one change. Now with the other changes coming into play my premiums are out of sight. My costs have almost doubled since ACA passed. It is a ****ty piece of legislation.

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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    Not sure but I think the IRS will eventually start charging a fine to anyone who doesn't have health insurance. However, the fine is less than buying insurance. So I suspect that younger healthy people willl just opt to pay the fine.

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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Earth to you, we all incurred increases when this went into effect, my premium jumped almost 30% with that one change. Now with the other changes coming into play my premiums are out of sight. My costs have almost doubled since ACA passed. It is a ****ty piece of legislation.
    The cost of health insurance would have gone up regardless of ACA simply because health care costs are skyrocketing.

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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    People should not simply roll over and accept the government forcing them into commerce. Perhaps liberals needs to start treating young people as people instead of simple money pots for the old, but I guess old habits die hard. You can't expect the party that loves SS to stop using young people to hold up the old. Then again, the compassionate party for some stupid reason thinks it's compassionate to use people for the benefit of others.
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    Re: Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Insurance Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Do you realize that your comment is contradictory? If a 26-year old is covered under their parents plan, that means someone is paying the insurance company. That means they are getting the young, healthy people.
    It doesn't change the fact that a 26 year old is not a child and should not be on their parents plan. Their parents should not still be paying their way when they are well into their adult life.
    Last edited by Henrin; 09-22-13 at 12:53 AM.

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