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Premiums set to rise this year in run-up to ObamaCare tax on insurance industry
fox news ^
| By Joseph Weber
Posted on 01/22/2013 3:35:58 AM PST by tobyhill
While the most sweeping provisions of the health care overhaul have not yet gone into effect, plenty of Americans will still be paying higher insurance premiums this year -- as insurance companies try to preemptively cover the cost of a tax increase included in President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
That tax doesn't take effect until next year, when other major provisions like the so-called "individual mandate" and insurance subsidies also kick in. But that hasn't stopped insurance companies from charging higher premiums this year to cover the hike, as well as the cost of ObamaCare benefits such as free birth control and preventive care.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obamacare
posted on 01/22/2013 3:36:05 AM PST
But that hasn't stopped insurance companies from charging higher premiums this year to cover . . . ObamaCare benefits such as free birth control . . .
Free stuff isn't free? Who would have guessed?
posted on 01/22/2013 4:15:57 AM PST
Increases in payroll taxes and insurance rates have decreased my paycheck by about 8% so far. I’m sure I can look forward to even smaller paychecks next year.
The Left will blame the Republicans, and the Press will help them to make it stick.
posted on 01/22/2013 4:22:16 AM PST
(Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
posted on 01/22/2013 4:39:35 AM PST
(Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
Obamcare will knock off the private insurance industry within a few years. Before that happens, various Leftist victim groups will demand single payer European style death care. Obam’s successor, (maybe Hisself?) after a thoroughly corrupt election in 2016, with Pelosi and Dingy Harry running Congress again will implement what the people want. Say hello to the VAT, minimal economic growth and continuance of our declining standard of living. The only jobs worth having will be in the emerging oppressor class, our tyrannical government.
posted on 01/22/2013 5:10:17 AM PST
("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
Premiums set to rise this year.
Obama did it.
posted on 01/22/2013 7:03:13 AM PST
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