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Insurers: Health overhaul to hike some premium rates
Newsday ^ | 3/17/2013 | TOM MURPHY The Associated Press

Posted on 03/21/2013 2:40:14 PM PDT by tobyhill

Some Americans could see their insurance bills double next year as the health care overhaul law expands coverage to millions of people.

The nation's big health insurers say they expect premiums -- or the cost for insurance coverage -- to rise from 20 percent to 100 percent for millions of people due to changes that will occur when key provisions of the Affordable Care Act roll out in January 2014.

Mark Bertolini, chief executive of Aetna Inc., one of the nation's largest insurers, calls the price hikes "premium rate shock."

"We've done all the math, we've shared it with all the regulators, we've shared it with all the people in Washington that need to see it, and I think it's a big concern," Bertolini has said.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; healthcare; obamacare; zerocare
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To: Chuzzlewit

“if they triple my coverage, then I will have no choice but to waive my 80/20 ( I pay 20% ) employer HMO insurance and go to an exchange”

If you have employer coverage and you reject it, I’m pretty sure you won’t be eligible for subsidized exchange insurance. Even weirder, I’ve read in multiple places that if your employer offers just YOU coverage and not your dependents, they’re not eligible for subsidized exchange insurance whether you accept your coverage or not!


21 posted on 03/21/2013 5:16:09 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: tobyhill

Now wait a minute-—

“The health care law will bring down costs and save money for young people and families,” said Erin Shields Britt, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services. “It’s misleading to look at one provision of the law alone. Taken together, the law will reduce costs.”


22 posted on 03/21/2013 5:29:13 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: tobyhill

Thankfully, it is only SOME premiums. [/s]

Moslems, Congress and their STaff
are not under ObamaCARE/DeathCARE and
THEIR premiums will NEVER go up.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 5:40:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: John W

“The health care law will bring down costs and save money for young people and families,” said Erin Shields Britt, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

She lied. No surprise. It is standard operating procedure for anyone, elected or in the bureaucracy, who works inside the beltway. It is a shame so many citizens either believe what they are told, no matter how outrageous, or find the deceit acceptable.


24 posted on 03/21/2013 5:41:52 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Diogenesis

Would like to see the link to support those exemptions.

The only ones I’ve been able to find are “social security exempt” religions (aka Amish & Mennonite).


25 posted on 03/21/2013 5:44:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: RockyTx

The price of obamacare is your life and your freedom.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 5:53:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: tobyhill

My BC/BS has more than doubled since Obama became pResident.

I don’t know how much more “savings” on my healthcare I can afford


27 posted on 03/21/2013 6:03:08 PM PDT by digger48
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To: tobyhill

we all saw’this coming.

who didn’t see it coming?

even the people violently screaming at us we were lying and evil and had no idea of what we were talking about, knew it was coming.


28 posted on 03/21/2013 6:04:10 PM PDT 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: digger48

Well, I guess it’s a good thing my almost 60-year-old husband was terminated from his job last week after almost 7 years. Now we don’t have to watch our premiums skyrocket since we won’t have insurance anymore after next week.


29 posted on 03/21/2013 6:29:53 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: svcw

gone up here, wife has seen hers gone up, and we;re getting less in our wages because of obama, and then add the cost of food, gas, bills etc

What frigging idiots we had voting and what a crap party we have when they can;t even call out fraud in the Dem controlled counties


30 posted on 03/21/2013 6:39:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: LostInBayport

affordable , yes the left likes their name games,
homosexuals are called gay
illegals are un documentated

sad part is that our side calls these keywords what the left wants instead of what they really are.


31 posted on 03/21/2013 6:40:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Crap Party = dem party, perfect description.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 6:45:00 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: tobyhill

May that evil, Marxist POS Obama and everyone in that cabal of his have very special places reserved for them in the deepest recesses of hell.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 6:49:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: tobyhill

Of course, the talking point here is/will be: Ok, sure it’s going up for everyone, but this merely reflects the actual cost of health care in this country.

Or some such nonsense.

IOW, forget what we told you earlier.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 6:54:45 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: RockyTx

how much is an Obamacare policy?
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up 80% here and with “bronze” level coverage , down from “silver” ... had it pretty good before , huge company with most workers under 30 ,,, now we’re paying $8K for our portion and the employer portion is $13k... we’re paying the equivalent of a fulltime $30k/yr job (minus taxes) for family coverage. If we get another 30/40/50% bump we’ll have to go without and pay the penalty ... of course by then my wifes company will be doing so badly that we won’t really have any choice,, or job.


35 posted on 03/21/2013 7:21:44 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Prince of Space

that really sucks.

sorry to hear that


36 posted on 03/21/2013 7:25:05 PM PDT by digger48
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To: nascarnation

Would like to see the link to support those exemptions.
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Muzzies are exempt , sharia law prohibits gambling and insurance is considered gambling... it has been verified by the administration that they are exempt.


37 posted on 03/21/2013 7:25:47 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Grams A
United Healthcare is the worst insurance company i know of...
38 posted on 03/21/2013 8:06:00 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: digger48

On top of that, we just got his final paycheck today. They told him they’d pay him for the whole week (he got fired last Wednesday) but instead they only paid him through that day. He got no vacation pay, even though he had 74 hours available, so after almost 7 years of dedicated service, his final check was $274. Insight Enterprises can go eff themselves, IMO. And they wonder why employees have no company loyalty anymore.


39 posted on 03/21/2013 9:28:30 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: Chode

Totally agree - it’s an AARP sub-contractor.


40 posted on 03/21/2013 11:27:50 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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