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Sebelius: Health law has lowered costs, slowed premium hikes
The Hill ^ | 3/21/13 | Sam Baker

Posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT by Nachum

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that President Obama´s healthcare law has helped keep costs under control while providing new benefits to millions of Americans. The number of double-digit increases in healthcare premiums has dropped significantly in the three years since Obama signed the law, she said on MSNBC´s "Morning Joe." "What we´re seeing is costs really come down for the first time in a very ling time," Sebelius said. "Medicare costs are significantly lower than they were." Greater access to preventive medicine will help

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: health; healthcarepremiums; law; obamacarecosts; premium; sebelius; sebeliuslies
Lowered costs... yeaaaahh that's the ticket.
1 posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:55 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Really? What color is the sky in her world?


3 posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:56 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Nachum

Keep saying it you old bag and it’ll just magically come true.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 8:24:24 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Nachum

Hmmm. Maybe lowered costs due to denial of services???


5 posted on 03/21/2013 8:24:48 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Nachum

It lowered costs for CONGRESS who are not under
the yoke of ObamaCARE/DeathCARE.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 8:27:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Nachum

Ours just went up another 20%. Everybody in Bozo’s admin are liars.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 8:27:39 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Nachum

Larger deductibles.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 8:28:52 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Nachum

“What we´re seeing is costs really come down for the first time in a very ling time,”

Don’t know what “ling” time is but....

They’ve lowered themselves so fast they’ve increased as far as my premiums show.....


9 posted on 03/21/2013 8:28:59 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Nachum

pants on fire


10 posted on 03/21/2013 8:29:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum
The number of double-digit increases in healthcare premiums has dropped significantly in the three years since Obama signed the law, she said

Yeah, mine didn't go up by double digits, it went up by triple digits. Parse words, ya piker, go ahead. We aren't that dumb.

11 posted on 03/21/2013 8:30:13 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Nachum

And we had record wheat harvests last year. And Ocieana has always been at war with Eastasia.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 8:31:37 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Nachum

Lowered costs, slowed premium hikes .... in what world?! I’ve seen nothing but price increses.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 8:33:04 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Nachum

Congressional Report: Obamacare Leads to Skyrocketing Premiums, 200 Percent Possible
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamacare-healthcare-reform-costs/2013/03/20/id/495564#ixzz2OBTgfnZ4

IMPOSSIBLE and only proves the Congressional Budget Office, independent actuaries, state insurance commissioners, health plans, and benefit consultants are all racists.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 8:33:13 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: albie

Actually, all they have to do is say it -

the media won’t call them on it,

and the LIVs just accept it as true,
even when they get the bill.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 8:34:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum
Rhetorical question: Does this have any bearing on why Sebelius is repeating these lies today?

Congressional Report: Obamacare Leads to Skyrocketing Premiums, 200 Percent Possible

16 posted on 03/21/2013 8:35:34 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Nachum

I guess this means we’ll see an Investigative Reporter on 60 Minutes digging into this and proving she is a Liar.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 8:37:43 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: Nachum

My premiums are over twice what they were before Obamacare - nice try Sebelius.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 8:38:25 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Nachum

War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 8:40:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Nachum
I don't know whose insurance premiums she is referring to.

In my world, premiums have gone up faster than ever before, and deductibles have increased. My wife and I have had to switch to a lower tier of insurance coverage to keep it affordable.

20 posted on 03/21/2013 8:43:03 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking
You and me both, FRiend. Ditto what you said.

I used to think that Orwell was right. "The Chocolate Ration has been increased from 30 to 20 grams".

Then, I thought that Ayn Rand was right. "Atlas Shrugged", truly relects our times.

Now, I think that they both were right.

21 posted on 03/21/2013 8:51:36 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Nachum

Then why have our co-pays nearly doubled, our income has gone down due to higher taxes and cost of living beyond the gas tank, a gal of milk here is more than a gal of gas!


22 posted on 03/21/2013 8:56:50 AM PDT by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: Nachum

23 posted on 03/21/2013 8:57:00 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Nachum

Btw ins is now no longer covering prescribed stuff that has recently gone OTC.


24 posted on 03/21/2013 8:58:40 AM PDT by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: GailA

Bernanke said yesterday there’s no inflation except for seasonal gasoline price pressure.

So life is great, right?


25 posted on 03/21/2013 8:59:57 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Nachum

My premiums went up last year. About 20%.

Could be going up by as much as 50% this year.

This lying b*tch needs to be buried in the deepest, darkest, jail cell we can find for the rest of her natural life.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 9:06:32 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

I would settle for the earth opening up and swallowing her...


27 posted on 03/21/2013 9:08:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Trying to remember we are on a public forum with a certain level of decorum expected.

What I really think should happen is best left unsaid.


28 posted on 03/21/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: nascarnation

Even prices at Navy Commisary now reflect Kroger’s prices. TP has doubled in price, laundry prices tripled, and they are forcing you to purchase larger quanities packages at higher prices, cereal is now $4.00 a box. They are lying their butts off!


29 posted on 03/21/2013 9:15:21 AM PDT by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Really? What color is the sky in her world?

She's nothing more than a sock puppet for Obama's masters... Remember, when she was governor of KS, one of her top supporters was Tiller "The Killer," former champions of infanticide (AKA late term abortions).

She'll say and do anything for those who pull her strings.

Mark

30 posted on 03/21/2013 9:22:39 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Nachum

Auditioning for a spot on Leno ?


31 posted on 03/21/2013 9:29:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: justlurking
"--I have had to switch to a lower tier of insurance coverage to keep it affordable."

That's part of the plan my FRiend. Shift more and more of the cost of health care to the individual thru higher premiums and deductibles. Need a hip replacement? The surgeon and hospital will be happy to take care of you once you have made that $20,000 prepayment deposit. The gubmint will reduce health care spending through indirect rationing via your wallet. Then there will be the death panels to contend with!

32 posted on 03/21/2013 9:40:27 AM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: Nachum

And the Nobel Prize for lying goes to ......

Sebelius.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 9:56:47 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Nachum

Do cabinet members get regular drug tests? I have a feeling Ms. Sibelius is smoking crack.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 9:56:47 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Nachum

Here we go as they start with the “say it often enough it becomes a truth” trick.

It will become established as fact in the minds of those low information voters even though it’s a blatant lie.

If I’m correct we should be hearing, reading this crap over, and over ad nauseum heretofore.


35 posted on 03/21/2013 10:01:04 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

“It would have been worse” — the same BS line given by Obamites about unemployment, deficits, debt, etc. They can’t prove it, they simply assert that no matter how bad things have gotten under Obama, it would have been worse otherwise.


36 posted on 03/21/2013 10:06:26 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Dead Corpse

Probably a good call...


37 posted on 03/21/2013 10:21:58 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: kevkrom

3/21/13 Fox News (Happening Now):

“There has been 17,000 pages of regulations issued so far. I don’t think anybody knows exactly what’s in all of them.”

Jim Capretta, The Ethics and Public Policy Center

“Most of what’s going to happen was not actually written in the legislation. It is up to the discretion of the Obama administration.”

John Goodman, National Center For Policy Analysis
~~~~~~~~~~~

As many as 44 mil could still be without insurance after the law [fully] takes effect.

Congressional Report - link in post 16


38 posted on 03/21/2013 10:25:09 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Nachum

Not true for me!


39 posted on 03/21/2013 10:31:31 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Nachum

Anyone who believes that is dumber than an obama worshiper.And the fact is that there are untold numbers of those who do believe her.


40 posted on 03/21/2013 10:51:22 AM PDT by sport
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To: MrB
Actually, all they have to do is say it -

the media won’t call them on it,

and the LIVs just accept it as true, even when they get the bill.

Exactly what I was going to say.

41 posted on 03/21/2013 11:39:30 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: albie

For the low info voters, all she has to do is say it and it is true.


42 posted on 03/21/2013 11:54:59 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: GailA

Any basic accounting of “normal” grocery items would show a whopping increase over the last 4 years.

The regime-supporting media refuses to mention it.

And Republicans are guilty for not doing the research and publicizing it also.


43 posted on 03/21/2013 12:34:21 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yep, Obamacare ain’t about health care for anyone and the people who get a pass, if they really do, will soon know what hell is.


44 posted on 03/21/2013 4:19:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Have I been in a coma? I thought the bill was passed 1 year ago yesterday.


45 posted on 03/22/2013 7:58:29 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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