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CBS: Healthcare.gov “dramatically underestimates costs” in new estimate feature
Hot Air ^ | 9:21 am on October 23, 2013 | by Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/23/2013 12:43:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, the good news is that HHS has actually tried to fix a few things on the Healthcare.gov website.  The bad news is that the fixes make the confusion and incompetence even worse.  After hearing a hailstorm of criticism over the necessity to completely enroll before seeing premium prices, HHS added a premium estimator on the front page of the website.  However, unless you are exactly 27 or 50 years old, the estimates you get will wildly undershoot what you’ll be forced to pay.

CBS reports that industry analysts can’t believe what they are seeing:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcaredotgov; obamacare; obamacarepremiums; obamacarerollout

1 posted on 10/23/2013 12:43:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Duh!


2 posted on 10/23/2013 12:43:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What is the Federal Government Form that we taxpayers can use to file to recover our taxpayer dollars spent by the Administration on the Obama’care’ Insurance Boondoggle?

Since the US House approved this waste of taxpayer money, should we file against the House majority Red Ink Republicans, or the House minority Red Ink Democrats?


3 posted on 10/23/2013 12:45:04 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What would happen if Nationwide, or State Farm, or Prudential, or Mutual of Omaha, pulled a bait-and-switch, promising applicants one price when they signed up on their website, and then charging them a higher price when they actually got the bill?


4 posted on 10/23/2013 12:45:56 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now available: Prices for every insurance plan offered on Healthcare.gov (GET IN HERE!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3082642/posts


5 posted on 10/23/2013 12:46:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Gee ya think Cruz was right???


6 posted on 10/23/2013 12:46:49 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s the honor system right?

Just say you are 27...


7 posted on 10/23/2013 12:47:58 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Excerpt from the article:

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The numbers for older Americans are even more striking. A 62-year-old in Charlotte looking for the same basic plan would get a price estimate on the government website of $394. The actual price is $634.

8 posted on 10/23/2013 12:48:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Government sets the prices....I thought the Insurance3 Companies were competing for the business?>

To me that means they set prices,.

9 posted on 10/23/2013 12:51:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
A 62-year-old in Charlotte looking for the same basic plan would get a price estimate on the government website of $394. The actual price is $634.

38% low. It's no big deal if you're very wealthy. Or if you're exempt.

And the Dems are going to blame the insurance industry for it. It's in the game plan.

10 posted on 10/23/2013 12:51:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Williams; nathanbedford

As a very, very wise poster here on FR has said a few times in the past:

Ted Cruz never puts a foot down wrong.

(Credit goes to the very wise and substantive nathanbedford for this.)


11 posted on 10/23/2013 12:51:55 PM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: Billthedrill

Looks that way.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 12:53:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If you’re lost CBS, then you liberal glue is having problem.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 12:57:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s a sweet deal if you own the media - I tell Joe that Bob will sell him a car for $1000 and Bob says no, it costs $3000, and I start yelling that it’s all Bob’s fault the price is so high. MSNBC and CNN back me up and guess who’s the bad guy?


14 posted on 10/23/2013 12:58:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: F15Eagle

I think CBS, CNN and every other liberal media organ is trying desperately to knock Obama off his hubris and get him to call a time-out. Otherwise Democrats in Congress are facing another Electoral Tsunami.


15 posted on 10/23/2013 1:05:00 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“I think CBS, CNN and every other liberal media organ is trying desperately to knock Obama off his hubris and get him to call a time-out. Otherwise Democrats in Congress are facing another Electoral Tsunami.”

Agreed. The MSM never attacks this president unless they feel ultimately his and their cause will be helped by it. In fact, all of this may be initiated by the White House.


16 posted on 10/23/2013 1:11:55 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Disagree.

They’re still softballing Obama. If this were a Republican president, they’d be doing editorials, half hour TV specials, working the failure to launch story into every TV show etc...

It just goes to show you how far into the tank they are for Obama that the least bit of criticism feels like they’re “going after Obama”.


17 posted on 10/23/2013 1:13:12 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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ObamaCare on ObamaWare. What could go wrong?


18 posted on 10/23/2013 1:13:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Do you mean to tell me that clueless libs, who don’t know a thing about capitalism, don’t understand the cost of things?
Wow!


19 posted on 10/23/2013 1:14:51 PM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
title : "Healthcare.gov “dramatically underestimates costs” in new estimate feature"

consequence : The sooner the U.S.A. goes bankrupt due to HEALTH TAXATION


Hello Greece , Spain , France , etc.,...
20 posted on 10/23/2013 1:16:49 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It has to be amazingly bad for CBS to report this.


21 posted on 10/23/2013 1:26:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Wait until the economic crash and burn continues.

Their lies can only deceive for so long.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 1:33:43 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ernest, I'm wondering if any CA health insurance brokers can find out if coveredCA.com is doing this mis-information exercise too.

I'm wondering how we could find out!!!

23 posted on 10/23/2013 2:51:21 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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