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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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KEYWORDS: health; healthcarepremiums; law; obamacarecosts; premium; sebelius; sebeliuslies
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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
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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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