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  • 2018 Healthcare Premium Increases (ugh!)

    11/02/2017 12:00:01 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 34 replies
    11-2-17 | Self
    I am very positive, and if Trump were not president, I'd be livid...I should not be surprised, but still I am. I have an Anthem $11,500 deductible policy for my family of 4. It is going up Jan 1 from $514 to $605, or roughly 20%. I am pissed, of course. I hope this thread drives good discussion. I believe under Trump in 2018 we'll see some improvement and I correct that the increases are due to profit shortfalls the obama-partnering healthcare execs are hedging and covering their losses? Ant thoughts out there from those more plugged in this...
  • Long-Term Health Care Premium More Than Doubled

    07/30/2016 1:48:03 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 29 replies
    30 Jul 2016 | American Quilter
    I've just been notified by my long-term health care insurance program that they're increasing my monthly premium from $198 to $441 beginning in November due to "the severity of certain medical conditions, expected lifespans, returns on investment, and overall program expenses." The insurer is John Hancock Life & Health Insurance Company. I'll have to pay the full premium increase in order to keep my annual 5% benefit increase. Or I can pay "only" $318 per month and drop to a 3.9% annual benefit increase. Or I can retain the current premium and drop to a 2% annual benefit increase.
  • URGENT: Obamacare Website Compromised - Pricing Info and Personal Info Divulged

    10/22/2013 9:19:14 PM PDT · by InsidiousMongo · 190 replies | 10/22/13 |
    A flaw in the security for the website discloses the pricing pre-subsidized and divulges personal info of any and all navigators. Please note that these databases contain an export button so you can save it to your own PC. This is a serious flaw. Personal Info Breach Link: Pricing Info:
  • 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...
  • Congressional Report: Obamacare Leads to Skyrocketing Premiums, 200 Percent Possible

    03/21/2013 7:24:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3-20-13 | Jim Meyers
    An exhaustive study by three congressional committees delivers startling news about the dire effects of Obamacare: President Barack Obama’s signature legislation could increase health insurance premiums by over 200 percent and render insurance coverage unaffordable for millions of Americans. Broadly, the new report declares that Obamacare “breaks its core promise” to make healthcare coverage affordable. The report, “The Price of Obamacare’s Broken Promises,” was prepared by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Majority Staff; Senate Committee on Finance, Minority Staff; and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Minority Staff. “Studies and analyses from the Congressional Budget Office,...
  • Sebelius: Health law has lowered costs, slowed premium hikes

    03/21/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/13 | Sam Baker
    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

    02/11/2012 9:01:36 AM PST · by nicmarlo · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/11/2012 | Myles Miller
    Medical insurance premiums in the United States are on the rise, the chief architect of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has told The Daily Caller.Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber, who also devised former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s statewide health care reforms, is backtracking on an analysis he provided the White House in support of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, informing officials in three states that the price of insurance premiums will dramatically increase under the reforms. In an email to The Daily Caller, Gruber framed this new reality in terms of the same human self-interest that some...
  • Spotlight back on healthcare law (unexpected rise in insurance premiums - RATS to blame)

    09/28/2011 4:27:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/11 | Julian Pecquet and Sam Baker
    Spotlight back on healthcare lawBy Julian Pecquet and Sam Baker - 09/27/11 09:00 PM ET Health insurance premiums surged 9 percent in 2011, according to a report released Tuesday that raised new doubts about President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment. Republicans seized on the annual Kaiser Family Foundation survey, arguing it flew in the face of Obama’s campaign promise that healthcare reform would lead to lower insurance costs. Instead, the Senate Republican Policy Committee calculated, average family premiums have increased by $2,213 so far under the administration. The report was released a day after the Department of Justice decided against asking...