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ObamaCare Bait and Switch: The truth about those rate increases in Oregon and California.
The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2013, on page A14 | Editors

Posted on 06/05/2013 11:56:11 PM PDT by garjog

The conservative analyst Avik Roy consulted current rates on the eHealthInsurance website and discovered that the cheapest ObamaCare plan for a typical 25-year-old man is roughly 64% to 117% more expensive than the five cheapest policies sold today. For a 40 year old, it's 73% to 146%. Stanford economist Dan Kessler adds his observations nearby.

We wouldn't be shocked if California deliberately abused statistics in the hopes that no one would notice that in some cases premiums would more than double. In any case, the turn among the liberals who touted the fake results has been educational.

They now concede that individual costs will rise but claim that it is unfair to compare today's market to ObamaCare because ObamaCare mandates much richer benefits. Another liberal rationalization is that the cost-increasing regulations are meant to help people with pre-existing conditions, so they're worth it.

So they're finally admitting what some of us predicted from the start, but that's also the policy point. Americans are being forced to buy more expensive coverage than what they willingly buy today.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 06/05/2013 11:56:11 PM PDT by garjog
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2 posted on 06/05/2013 11:56:31 PM PDT by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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Didn’t The Won give a speech at the beginning of the ACA mess where he said nothing was going to change about peoples’ health coverage, except their premiums which would be going down?


3 posted on 06/06/2013 12:30:08 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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0v0mit lied?!?!?!!? Gasp!


4 posted on 06/06/2013 12:31:43 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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ZERO lied Healthcare Died. . . .


5 posted on 06/06/2013 1:40:46 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I sure hope ZERO doesn't get thrown in jail. (OK I am trying reverse osmosis here) LOL)
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So where, exactly, is all this extra income required to pay premiums, (taxes, penalties, etc) supposed to come from when most households are already at the limit?


6 posted on 06/06/2013 1:59:56 AM PDT by Cololeo
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[Ø]bamaCare mandates much richer benefits...

Oh golly gee... it's all worth it since now I can change gender and get all the condoms I want for free!

7 posted on 06/06/2013 2:13:16 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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It’s politicians and their friends guaranteeing their pensions and fat checks coming into them. It’s all about money and power and nothing about actual healthcare.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 2:42:49 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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What bait and switch? The people didn’t want this... They knew what it entailed. It was forced through and is working as planned.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 3:59:41 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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Yes... and they called it the “Affordable Health Care Act”... kind of like the “Patriot Act”... one is unaffordable and one is a tyrannical tool.

LLS

10 posted on 06/06/2013 4:24:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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Every time I see a photo of him laughing or something, I always notice that he does these very “limp” things with his hands.


11 posted on 06/06/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by Roses0508
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Every time I see a photo of him laughing or something, I always notice that he does these very “limp” things with his hands.

laughing causes the body to relax...and let your true nature come to the surface.

12 posted on 06/06/2013 8:34:37 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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