Skip to comments.Congressional Report: Obamacare Leads to Skyrocketing Premiums, 200 Percent Possible
Posted on 03/21/2013 7:24:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
An exhaustive study by three congressional committees delivers startling news about the dire effects of Obamacare: President Barack Obamas signature legislation could increase health insurance premiums by over 200 percent and render insurance coverage unaffordable for millions of Americans.
Broadly, the new report declares that Obamacare breaks its core promise to make healthcare coverage affordable.
The report, The Price of Obamacares Broken Promises, was prepared by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Majority Staff; Senate Committee on Finance, Minority Staff; and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Minority Staff.
Studies and analyses from the Congressional Budget Office, independent actuaries, state insurance commissioners, health plans, benefit consultants, and others have reached the same conclusion: Obamacare will significantly increase premiums, the congressional report states.
Some estimates show some Americans facing startling premium increases of 203 percent because of the law.
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Part of the plan to go to a single payer.
The people who have positive net worth pay through the nose until they, too, have no net worth.
All part of the plan to have the feral government own everything and the peasants rent everything from them.
But don't you dare call it indentured slavery!
Remember: We had to pass it to see what was in it... :)
We’ll see if the sheeple get the cojones to revolt.
Clearly the Congressional Budget Office, independent actuaries, state insurance commissioners, health plans, and benefit consultants are all racist.
"Suckers. NOT for us.
NOT for OUR families."
How can that be? 0bamascare is the "AFFORDABLE Health Care Act". /sarc
If we had a real Media this would not be on Newsmax, it would be front page on every paper and first story on the Alphabet channels.
Pelosi and the idiots who voted for this mess without reading it are only partially responsible, The Media grabs more than their share of the blame for hiding the facts.
This crap is going to break the bank and ruin health care.
Already Doctors are bailing out. New doctors will not be able to repay their loans and we will be getting Island Doctors coming in to replace them.
If enough claims are shown to be materially false, a government consumer protection agency would intervene on behalf of a consumer to protect them from the evil greedy corporation that sold them the bill of goods based on fraudulent claims.
Who can we call to protect us against ObamaCare as the fraudulent claims pile up?
...including my senator John Cornyn.
Absolutely, these premium rate increases will collapse the system and chaos will ensue. The voters will demand that the government DO SOMETHING and the politicians will give them single payer government health care that will employ millions of permanent Democrat voters.
Not unexpected. Law of supply and demand still applies. Declining supply of doctors (as is well documented) combined with increased demand WILL result in some combination of increased prices and shortages (rationing).
Anyone who thought differently was/is an idiot. Many of those who said differently were lying to take advantage of the idiots.
I heard Howard Dean acknowledge just that with my own ears.
And yet I keep hearing (one was from a political studies major) who couldn’t wait for Obamacare to kick in so ‘she can afford health insurance...”
I just keep my mouth shut.
Keeping me awake at night. Must be others?
The only real good thing that will come from Obamacare will be that it comes into effect before next year’s mid-term elections.
A radically declining economy caused by spiraling Taxes and Health Insurance premiums just might be the thing to wake people up and give the Donkeys the boot.
Then again, it might not...
Come Lord Jesus take me home!
I will be eligible for Medicare in 18 months, if I live that long. I wonder if I will be one of the first ones to be denied care.
Anyone who bought into the affordable healthcare scam was an idiot beforehand, the kind of person liberals feed on.
Do not forget, they will not fight when they have means available.
Google: Liverpool pathway controversy
Snip from the top article.....
Pensioner placed on Liverpool Care Pathway WITHOUT family's permission dies after spending eight days without food or water Susan Phillips said father Robert Goold, 69, was left to slowly deteriorate She claimed doctors said there was no record in his notes about LCP He died without being able to say goodbye to his wife of 51 years Addenbrooke's Hospital said it will investigate the family's claims
By Leon Watson
PUBLISHED: 08:04 EST, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:06 EST, 6 March 2013
A grieving daughter has lodged a complaint against a hospital which left her father to die on a 'barbaric' end of life pathway for eight days without her permission.
Susan Phillips said her 69-year-old father Robert Goold was left to slowly deteriorate for more than a week on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway.
The pensioner, who had dementia, got weaker and weaker as doctors took food, water and oxygen away from him but survived longer than they expected.
Addenbrooke's Hospital...yeah...they did the same to my dad...only he wasn't suffering from dementia...at least they gave him a morhene drip that he could work
Ours went from $668/mon to $1439 over a similar time period, all due to extra stuff Omaba care made them add to our high dectucible policy ($10,000 deductible).
That's $17, 268 dollars a year !! I can't really afford it anymore, though now I get to have pregnancy coverage ( past the age, I'm afraid), early drug/alcohol intervention treatment (mr rb and I neither drink, nor smoke), and a whole host of other coverages we neither want, nor can afford.
We have been served.
Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts. Your infamous ruling will bankrupt the USA and put rioters in the streets to protest this outrageous government takeover of the lives and fortunes of its citizens.
Was Roberts blackmailed?
When it comes time to hand out justice, remember who voted for this: ALL DIMocRATs. No Republican did (although some RINOs did help get it to a vote in committee).
Hmm, they will claim isolated incident.
Anything Democrats say, it really means the opposite.
Affordable health care isn’t.
On top of that, coverage is 80/20 on medicine, so we're paying an additional $700/mo. for necessary meds.
Our grand total is over $20k/year.
If I was an illegal alien it would all be free.
But I can't complain. At least Zero hasn't had to cut back on his vacations.
It's the greedy insurance companies, of course.
I guess they've just become exceptionally greedy lately.
I'm just grateful that Obama, with his business experience scooping ice cream for Baskin Robbins, will know what to do.
“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it.The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics”-Thomas Sowell
And therein might be your solution if you can throw away all your values and upbringing - go to the emergency room, give an ID that you purchased on the street corner and a transient address - get free health care.
People will be beggin for Single Payer just like the Israelites begged Moses to return them to slavery under Pharaoh.
My hope in posting is that some DUmmie might stumble across this, and be provoked by this anecdote. Heaven knows, logic doesn’t work.
I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!/s
Boehner is f-n worthless.
What else to expect from the islamic white house.
What happened to that 3,000% decrease in premiums that was going to result in folks getting a raise? (yes this is sarcasm).
“All part of the plan to have the feral government own everything and the peasants rent everything from them.”
I wonder how many people realize this Bury the middle class, exterminate jobs, lose homes. Turn these homes into Section 8 all over the US especially those that are ethnically or culturally challenged.
I am truly sorry for you losing your job. These liberals have nade this personal. It is not about some theoretical idealogy. People’s lives are being turned upside down and trashed by these a-holes.
I truly appreciate it.
These liberals have made this personal. It is not about some theoretical ideology. Peoples lives are being turned upside down and trashed by these a-holes.
Yup. I just take it one day at a time.
What pisses me off is the media ignoring all this suffering. I remember how they hounded Reagan with endless stories of the homeless. Apparently, that problem has been solved.
My accountant's wife has been out of work for a year. My next door neighbor for two. BIL has been laid off twice. Two of his kids can't find work. I haven't seen anything like this in my 30 years of work. In truth, this is the second great depression.
No medical license required but must attend a 3 day seminar. Steady hands and familiarity with knives a plus. Lousy pay but steady work.
Call Ms. Sebelius, 1-800-DIE-EASY (ask for Kathy)
I heard Howard Dean acknowledge just that with my own ears.
And Krugman let slip that is the middle class that would be paying for it.
Yet strangely we hear nothing from the beltway GOP about those statements. It seems the fix is in.