Skip to comments.Health Insurers Plan Hikes
Posted on 09/07/2010 6:34:55 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
Rate Increases Are Blamed on Health-Care Overhaul; White House Questions Logic
Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums on some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul as soon as next month, complicating Democrats' efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections.
Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1% and 9% to pay for extra benefits required under the law, according to filings with state regulators.
These and other insurers say Congress's landmark refashioning of U.S. health coverage, which passed in March after a brutal fight, is causing them to pass on more costs to consumers than Democrats predicted.
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Who could have seen this coming? /s
We The People should send their increased health care bills to Pelosi, the Queen of DeathCare. Send her and her arrogant Elitist goons in Congress packing on November 2nd.
You told them you wanted this America, by virtue of your votes.
And you’ll vote for those politicians again.
So what do you want from me?
Indeed. It appears that the Administration and those in Congress who voted for the Health Care Bill weren’t honest with the American people.
Why does this surprise anyone? You would have to be a moron to think that you could screening on pre-existing conditions and NOT have insurance rate hikes.
Is it unexpected? (hic) I’ll have cirrhosis in the next couple of years at this rate. ;)
But wait, weren’t rates supposed to go down now that we have the new improved health care? free health care for all.. Right now, my company is negotiating new rates and contracts, imagine the surprise when rates go up, and benefits go down, again..!
This was not supposed to happen, and 90% of my colleagues voted for it- they will still find a way to blame it on the previous administration.
Right? If your auto insurer was required to pay for your preventive maintenance you’d see a premium increase there too.
At a Town Hall meeting with our congressman we were told to expect rates to triple.
Good for your Congressman.