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  • Health Premiums Up $3,065; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut (Blast to the past as a friendly reminder)

    04/03/2013 2:53:34 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies ^ | 9/24/2012 | IBD
    During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term. But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama's vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey. Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 — 24% — from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370. What's more, premiums climbed faster in Obama's four years than they...
  • Most individual health insurance isn't good enough for Obamacare (Get ready for the sticker shock)

    04/03/2013 5:46:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    cnn money ^ | 4/3/2013 | Tami Luhby
    If you buy your own health insurance now, you'll be in for a big change when you sign up for coverage in 2014. Just over half of the individual plans currently on the market do not meet the standards to be sold next year, when many key provisions of President Obama's Affordable Care Act kick in, according to a University of Chicago study. That's because the law sets new minimums for the basic coverage every individual health care plan must provide. "They will offer a lot more financial protection," Jon Gabel, the report's lead author, said of the individual plans...
  • Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32 percent

    03/26/2013 10:57:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2013 1:32 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar
    The nation’s leading group of financial risk analysts says medical claims costs—the biggest driver of insurance premiums—will jump an average 32 percent for individual policies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. … By 2017, the estimated increase is about 80 percent for Ohio, 62 percent for California and more than 20 percent for Florida. …
  • Donna Brazile Doesn't Know Why Her Health Insurance Premium Went Up

    02/27/2013 11:10:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/27/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Donna Brazile tweeted that her insurance premium went up and she doesn't know why, and I am not kidding. I literally am not kidding. Donna Brazile, a tweet, "What's on your menu? I just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer." Now, for those of you who do not know who Donna Brazile is (and there may well indeed be many of you who don't), Donna Brazile is a Democrat campaign specialist. She is one of the ranking unelected Democrats in the country. She ran...
  • But-But-But Premiums Were Supposed To Go Down By 3000%!

    02/27/2013 10:31:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/13 | staff
    In response to Donna Brazile: Why did my health care premiums go up? : I understand her disappointment considering the president made some rather incredible predictions when he was campaigning for "what critics call" Obamacare :