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Obamacare Could Double Health Care Premiums: Aetna CEO
CNBC ^ | 12/26/12 | Justin Menza

Posted on 12/26/2012 3:15:06 PM PST by jimbo123

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To: jimbo123

“Making health insurance mandatory is a noble and worthy cause”, said the CEO of the health insurance company.

What a load of crap.


21 posted on 12/26/2012 4:18:04 PM PST by AC86UT89
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To: jimbo123

Ours already went up 28.5%.
If that happens again going into 2014 & 2015, we’ll be past a doubling!


22 posted on 12/26/2012 4:21:35 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Cyman
"Who is the guy on the right in the third picture down, no identifying caption."

Charlie Chaplin

23 posted on 12/26/2012 4:24:40 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: jimbo123

A tax on the middle class as payroll budgets will be squeezed to pay for it.


24 posted on 12/26/2012 4:24:56 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: G Larry

Premium costs will have to double just to cover paying the providers for caring for the uninsured. They’ll have to double again to pay for the bureaucracy and regulatory costs to run it.


25 posted on 12/26/2012 4:29:42 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 21twelve
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).


At least 47% of the population will believe that, or won't care that it's not true.

The poor will want to get "free" healthcare, and the middle class, most of whom are looking to save anywhere they can, will be glad to transfer their healthcare costs to government, even as they know that it ain't really free. Hoping for the best is how people go through life, and crossing bridges when they they get to them, is the only time and way they'll face seemingly unsolvable problems.
26 posted on 12/26/2012 5:06:49 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: jimbo123

socialism is great until you run out of other people’s money. Maggie Thatcher


27 posted on 12/26/2012 5:34:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: RitchieAprile
I wonder what will happen after my COBRA term expires.

I paid $778 a month for COBRA. When it expired this last August, I had to take their conversion policy, at the policy for that is now $1088 per month. I am 63 years old, unemployed, with a pre-existing condition.

Medicare will kick in for me just about the time Obamacare is in full swing. I don't anticipate good care at that point.

28 posted on 12/26/2012 5:52:03 PM PST by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: jimbo123

Bitter clingers get to pay for everyone else.


29 posted on 12/26/2012 5:54:13 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: garjog

Yes, when this POS was passed, we recieved an email from our HR department, informing us that our premiums were going up. I responded with just about the same words, feigning confusion. The only response I received was “That is all the information we have at this time.”


30 posted on 12/26/2012 6:02:29 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: garjog

Yes, when this POS was passed, we recieved an email from our HR department, informing us that our premiums were going up. I responded with just about the same words, feigning confusion. The only response I received was “That is all the information we have at this time.”


31 posted on 12/26/2012 6:03:28 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: adorno

I understand what you mean that even if one didn’t have to pay for insurance or health care directly, you are still paying for it in taxes. But I wonder how many people expect Obamacare, as it stands now, think that they won’t have to pay for it? (Like that lady years ago going on about how now that Obama was elected she won’t have to worry about paying her insurance, mortgage, etc.)


32 posted on 12/26/2012 6:20:41 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: garjog

My brother said that with a straight face. The mind boggles.


33 posted on 12/26/2012 6:28:55 PM PST by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: jimbo123

The whole premise behind Obamacare is to destroy the private insurance companies. Mandating a company to cover preexisting conditions is like telling life insurance companies to write policies for people will a terminal illness. They want a single government payor. They are also going to destroy Doctors in private practice by reducing reimbursements so low that it will be impossible to pay the office overhead. So Amerika will have hospital based physicians and a government single payor except for the privileged class. The future for medicine sucks for patient and doctors.


34 posted on 12/26/2012 6:39:35 PM PST by pterional
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To: Wicket

Any American can always run for congress to acquire their plan.


35 posted on 12/26/2012 6:45:29 PM PST by shineon
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To: Fresh Wind

Mine have almost doubled too. Gues they should start talking quadrupled now.


36 posted on 12/26/2012 6:51:04 PM PST by sheana
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To: Logical me
The ten year funding model for five years of benefit (not a good start) has four major parts. Revenue from taxing the rich, revenue from taxing other than the rich, cuts to Medicare, and penalties to large employers who don't provide coverage.

All of that goes to fund the bureaucracy and subsisize the premiums of most middle and lower class people that purchase insurance through the yet to be established exchanges. The kicker is that the penalty structure encourages employers to shed coverage and not cover new employees. The result would be a per employee penalty that is a small fraction of the subsidy that employee will qualify for. When more that the planned for number of people request that subsidy the cost of the program explodes.

37 posted on 12/26/2012 7:38:07 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: pterional

There won’t be doctors.

No one is going to go into multi hindred G debt to work for Obama and this mess.

There won’t be research.

Pharmaceuticals will go the way of NASA.

The only benefit will be the administration’s access to our information at multi thousand dollar per month cost to us.

That’s it.


38 posted on 12/26/2012 8:13:38 PM PST by stanne
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To: pennyfarmer
If government actually solved problems then what would happen to all those lovely employees who sacrifice so much in the government employment?

Bingo! True success would be working themselves out of a job (or bureaucracy) which is precisely why government social and economic programs fail. They need to fail to perpetuate and grow the related bureaucracies because failure is "never government's fault" and the programs just "needs more money."

39 posted on 12/26/2012 8:41:44 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: forgotten man
Who should I believe?

Anybody that believes anything Obama says is an idiot.

Benghazi he lied

Fast and Furious he lied

Obamacare he lied

Oil production he lied

Taxes he lied

Economy he lied

Get the picture?

40 posted on 12/28/2012 1:39:16 PM PST by politicianslie (Most Americans can't even recognize massive election fraud. Our first Muslim President laughs at you)
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