United Healthcare going up $1,680.00 per year for Delta employees. This is just husband & wife. Families going up $3,800.00. That is increase not the cost.
Going up where I work also,not a lot but the deductible jumped big time.
As someone who was one of many laid off by UHG last summer after the Supremes gave their blessing to Obamacare, I can only say brace yourself.
First your premiums are going up, as you noted.
Second, as people lose their insurance because they cannot afford it, the cost of health care itself will go up.
Third, your taxes will go up to pay for additional burden on the public health system.
Fourth, Medicare and then Medicaid will be decimated in an attempt to feed the beastthat was already begun with the creative accounting the administration did to try and pay for the thing.
Fifth, the increase in regulation will drive costs up even further and payments to doctors down causing many to simply abandon the profession altogether, and fewer to choose to go into medicine in the future.
Obamacare is a bad-tempered boa constrictor around the neck and torso of the American health care system and the American economy. But it is individuals who will have their ribs crushed and suffocate. The government does not operate by the code of "first do no harm." And all those people who thought they were voting for Obama to get fee health care for everyone may be surprised to learn that they will be the first to feel the pain.
I already pay over $4,000.00 per year for health care, and I’m also on Medicare.
We just re-enrolled in my spouse’s insurance, which is self-funded through Aetna. Premiums went up 21% for medical, but there was no increase last year supposedly. We were always on my insurance prior to 2011 because I was working for a hospital and health insurance was pretty cheap, so I don’t know how much premiums were before last year. We have family coverage which includes our daughter who is in college. The deductible is 500/1000, up from 300/600, and now there’s only an 80% PPO plan and an HDHP to choose from, whereas before there was a 70% PPO plan too. I find it curious that the dental and vision premiums have stayed the same again this year. When are the lefties gonna start demanding that dental and vision care be “free” as well?