Skip to comments.Blue Cross Blue Shield: Premiums will cost everyone more in 2014
Posted on 05/04/2013 2:53:49 PM PDT by don-o
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) is warning that its customers will face sticker shock with premiums next year because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
Many of the 2010 laws key provisions kick in next year, including the requirement for all Americans to have health insurance.
BCBST, the states largest insurance provider covering more than 3 million Tennesseans, is projecting that individual policy holders will see average premium increases around 30 percent, while small group customers will pay about 10 percent more. Large employers will see a 3 to 5 percent spike, BCBST officials said.
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..except for the elites in DC
Next step should be cleaning up voting places and making sure fraud is punishable by long and mandatory prison sentences.
Obama and the ruling class are vile people.
Voter fraud and intimidation, ballot stuffing and associated racketeering ought to be a capital offense.
Bella Pelosi...and others...know all along what was in it.
“In an Obama administration, we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.” Barack Hussein Obama 2008
And in other news, the sun will rise in the East, tomorrow.
Pelosi doesn’t know what’s a basic shopping mall directory.
She’s an idiot- have you ever listened to her?
No. She doesn’t know what’s in it because it does not pertain to her and her family.
Blue Cross doubled my premiums this year alone.
Shock and awe....
For the low-information voters, that is. But since they are a significant part of the voter base, we are stuck with their flaccid reasoning powers, and we may only hope that the stark reality of the rising costs and diminishing services somehow stirs the beginnings of critical thinking.
Otherwise, it may be necessary to separate this territory once known as “the United States of America” into several autonomous republics, with the option to remove immediately to the regions most compatible with your personal beliefs.
Maybe I have been watching too much of “Revolution”.
HEY come on - someone has to pay for medical care for millions of illegals ... and the country’s broke. Only the taxpayer left... consider this a stealth tax...
Hilarious comments at the source.
This can’t be true!
Chief Justice Benedict Roberts ruled that ObamaCare is a tax and Obama has pledged too many times to count that he won’t raise taxes on anyone in any fashion making less than $250,000 a year.
“Hilarious comments at the source.”
Me no see comments at site.
I don’t have any of the social media apps.
Nope the sun will rise in the southeast in my area.
The premium on our private Blue Cross plan (that we pay for 100%) has gone up around 50% since Obamacare became law.
I can’t tell the exact percentage because we have constantly been forced to increase the deductible and reduce coverage in order to keep it at a level we can afford.
So we are paying much, much more for much less coverage.
comments are disabled for me
I wonder if Medicare Supplement is going up I’m sure Advantage is. How will Obama ameliorate the pain before the 2014 election?
Rate of increase
2002 to 2003 17.98 pct
2003 to 2004 14.46 pct
2004 to 2005 17.75 pct
2005 to 2006 14.05 pct
2006 to 2007 22.39 pct
2007 to 2008 10.93 pct
2008 to 2009 22.26 pct
2009 to 2010 9.04 pct
2010 to 2011 20.63 pct
The quarterly premium is now 6 x what it was in 2001, when I was fortunate (finally) to get health insurance. (Years 2001 and 2012 not shown.)
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