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Businesses predict 7 percent jump in healthcare costs
The Hill ^ | 8/6/2012 | By Sam Baker

Posted on 08/08/2012 3:32:52 AM PDT by tobyhill

Businesses expect their healthcare costs to grow by about 7 percent next year — a bigger jump than they've seen in the past three years — according to a new survey.

The National Business Group on Health, which conducted the survey, did not directly attribute the expected jump to President Obama's healthcare law, though it noted that employers are changing their health plans to comply with the new law.

Sixty percent of employers surveyed said they plan to shift more healthcare costs to employees, but most said their workers' costs would rise by less than 5 percent next year. Companies are also trying to cut costs by beefing up programs that reward workers for healthy behavior.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nothealthcare; obamacare; romneycare; statism

1 posted on 08/08/2012 3:32:59 AM PDT by tobyhill
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Surely they are not implying that a massive 2,000 page bill tripling the government’s role in our medical care and advertised as cutting costs will do exactly the reverse. Pelosi promised that bringing the IRS into the doctor’s office with us would improve care and save money. Could she have been wrong?


2 posted on 08/08/2012 3:38:01 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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So, Obama and his running dog lackeys add all sorts of unnecessary and unwanted services to your insurance package, which raises the price to your employer's insurer, which your employer passes along to you.

Sounds like a massive tax increase on the middle class doesn't it.

(BTW, you guys who don't like to use that term ~ middle class ~ keep your pieholes shut in this, i"m using it because the Democrats use the term and tell us it wouldn't happen ~ but it did, so it's another Democrat lie.

This particular lie ends up being a tax increase on the working poor ~ and much of the EITC money will flow back to, voila, the insurers.

3 posted on 08/08/2012 3:51:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Pollster1
So, Obama and his running dog lackeys add all sorts of unnecessary and unwanted services to your insurance package, which raises the price to your employer's insurer, which your employer passes along to you.

Sounds like a massive tax increase on the middle class doesn't it.

(BTW, you guys who don't like to use that term ~ middle class ~ keep your pieholes shut in this, i"m using it because the Democrats use the term and tell us it wouldn't happen ~ but it did, so it's another Democrat lie.

This particular lie ends up being a tax increase on the working poor ~ and much of the EITC money will flow back to, voila, the insurers.

4 posted on 08/08/2012 3:52:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Pollster1
Pelosi promised that bringing the IRS into the doctor’s office with us would improve care and save money. Could she have been wrong?

When has Pelosi been right about anything?

40% of US physicians are age 55 and above. Somehow, the Obamanoids claim they are are going to provide more health care with a shrinking supply of health care. At a lower cost. I haven't heard of that happening since the "miracle of the five loaves and two fish".

5 posted on 08/08/2012 3:57:17 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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WSJ Chief Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/06/30/wsj-chief-economist-75-of-obamacare-costs-will-fall-on-backs-of-those-making-less-than-120k-a-year/


6 posted on 08/08/2012 5:28:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: tobyhill

Health CARE costs, or health INSURANCE costs? There’s a difference.


7 posted on 08/08/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT by Wolfie
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I was clearing out old emails and noticed that We got the notice of the new employee health care choices in October. So, Romney’s October surprise is already done. This will be real and personal and hit people in their wallets. I can’t imagine any October surprise from Obama that will be able to overcome that.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 5:49:18 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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