Skip to comments.Obamacare Could Double Health Care Premiums: Aetna CEO
Posted on 12/26/2012 3:15:06 PM PST by jimbo123
To provide all Americans with health insurance, premiums will have to rise to pay for it, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Wednesday.
"If we're going to insure all Americans, which is a worthy and appropriate cause, then somebody has to pay for it," Bertolini said of the expected premium increases under Obamacare.
Bertolini said that insurance premiums could double in some places just on the basis of what types of policies people buy today.
He also said that when Obamacare is fully implemented, it won't start the way people had hoped and it won't be cheaper.
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Gee, people are now starting to read it because they are finding out what is in it. Thank you Pugosi.
Oh, you mean there are "unintended consequences" of Socialism? You mean "The affordable Health Care Act" will actually turn out health care that is less affordable and less available? How could this be? They meant so well.
Well, for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past 100 years (apparently a lot of voters), government social and economic programs ALWAYS end up with results opposite of their stated intentions.
Wow Jolie had fishlips when she was 11, LOL
This can’t be true. I thought that Obamacare would SAVE costs and REDUCE the deficit?
In other words, the only solution for the disaster caused by AHCA, will be a single payer plan implemented by the government, for the common good, of course.
What a bunch of....
That is the intended consequence, and socialists like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Hussein Obama think that the outcome will be a Cadillac health plan for everyone - and the mandatory equality between rich and poor throughout the United States that they dream of.
In a sense they're right. Everyone will have a Government Motors health plan that does less than today's emergency room visits do for those without insurance. More of us will be poor. And the rich? The wealthy will count on health tourism, traveling to a country that permits doctors to charge what the best possible care is worth, a country that will attract the best physicians and provide the best medical care in the world. The United States used to be that country, but within a decade we'll have something at the level of the British NHS complete with formal death panels and informal death by neglect. Everyone will lose under ObamaCare - no winners at all if that monstrosity is fully implemented. And then we can replace it with something even worse!
If the Aetna CEO is telling the truth then 0bama and Pelosi are liars. Who should I believe? 0bama said “If you like the plan you have you can keep it.” What if you and your employer can no longer afford it?
Obviously you’re kidding. Everyone knows that it will be FREE health care once it is in place.
(I wonder what percentage of people think that? I would guess at 30% or so).
The Date must be faulty. Part the Republicans plan to push the country over the fiscal cliff/Lib speak
Why don’t we get a proposition in every state requiring all elected officials to be on the exact same health plan they force on their constituents. I bet we see some rapid changes then!
My premiums have already doubled. It he saying they’re going to double again?
I wonder what will happen after my COBRA term expires.
Any idea what the HIPAA rates tend towards?
If government actually solved problems then what would happen to all those lovely employees who sacrifice so much in the government employment?
Tom here- And when you start treating these ailments it will cost a lot more money.
I sense death panels for everybody to control costs.
It is a tax increase which does nothing but collect more revenue. There is nothing to see in it but more taxes. It solves nothing. The ‘Rat party is a RICO entity.
Who is the guy on the right in the third picture down, no identifying caption.
Sheesh, you have to be an Einstein on these pages sometimes.
This confuses me. If you are on any type of welfare and will not work for a living, I thought this was free. Disability, the some 8 million, don't pay a cent. When you take this apart, it looks like damn near half of the Country don't pay a cent and the rest of us take it up the butt. Right or am I wrong.