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Ohio Shows ObamaCare Is Working As Intended
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/11/2013 | IBD Staff

Posted on 06/12/2013 5:31:32 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Health Care Reform: President Obama went to California last week to declare ObamaCare is working just as planned. If he means it was intended to dramatically hike insurance costs, he´s got that right.

As ObamaCare´s launch date draws closer, a picture is emerging as to how it will affect insurance premiums. And that is increasingly one of sky-high premiums resulting from the law´s market regulations, benefit mandates, taxes and fees.

Late last week, Ohio´s Department of Insurance revealed that, thanks to ObamaCare, the average premium in that state´s individual market will be 88% higher next year...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obama; obamacare; premiums

1 posted on 06/12/2013 5:31:32 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

Whenever a policy is not accomplishing the stated goals when it was being championed, and the champions continue to defend it,

you can bet anything that the stated goals are not the intended goals.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 5:33:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I’m relatively debt free. I think I can survive this. I am going to absolutely love watching the stupid people get totally screwed.

I do no charitable giving since November 2012, except for the USO. Let the government care for them, it’s what they voted for.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 5:34:07 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

I’m guessing more people will be paying penalties than having insurance if those rates are sky high.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: brownsfan
I do no charitable giving since November 2012, except for the USO. Let the government care for them, it’s what they voted for.

Except for my local church tithe and helping people I know, this is what I do as well. Everyone who asks for charity from me gets an earful about how taxes take all the extra charity money I have and how the person in need should call the White House.
5 posted on 06/12/2013 5:43:04 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: brownsfan

I agree, my charitable giving is confined to people I know who have fallen on tough times and to the Wounded Warrior project. I think things will go back to people getting their own healthcare by paying doctors directly and just not having insurance.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 5:44:10 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: IBD editorial writer
88% higher premiums that we know of right now

Remember the Government Cost Rule of 10: Every government program will cost AT LEAST 10 times as much as originally estimated.

7 posted on 06/12/2013 5:45:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: brownsfan

I’m with you, friend...


8 posted on 06/12/2013 5:48:26 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: MrB

Remember in his interview with the unions way back when...he said that single-payer healthcare was something that they couldn’t force on us overnight. It would take time for it to happen.

He’s getting his wish, but it will be even faster than he thought it would be by making premiums higher and forcing people into the system.

Something must be done soon to prevent this monstrosity, or it will be an out-of-control Leviathan that will have it’s tentacles in every facet of our lives.


9 posted on 06/12/2013 5:50:10 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: brownsfan

Hey, I told my husband do not strike another check to charity cases around the same time you did. I quit! For the very same reason.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 6:00:40 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: IBD editorial writer

Ohio voted for Obama, correct? Hahahahaha LOL


11 posted on 06/12/2013 6:04:03 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: brownsfan
I’m relatively debt free. I think I can survive this.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep my house when this occurs.
12 posted on 06/12/2013 6:07:07 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: IBD editorial writer

Pro Obamacare folks will say this is working just like it should. The price hikes are only temporary adjustments as the added benefits come into play. Go back to sleep, all is well.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 6:08:47 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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I suggest anyone who doesn’t already have a doctor to secure one ASAP.

Because I have a feeling that once Obamacare is fully implemented most doctors will stop taking new patients.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 6:12:08 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: DooDahhhh

Every single store I go to asks for a dollar donation for a charity that they will get tax breaks for their large donation of the customer’s money.

I usually give but am stopping now.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 6:15:04 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: McGavin999

Wounded Warrior project?

Excellent cause but overhead eats most of your donations. May I suggest ‘Fisher House’ instead. Same kind of deal but your donations go a lot further to help the cause.

Charity Navigator is a great source to do your homework.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 6:22:48 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are direcFisher House' insttly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: mmichaels1970

“I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep my house when this occurs.”

It makes me sad, but there’s little that can be done. The socialist’s dream is not shared prosperity, but shared misery.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 6:24:50 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: jsanders2001
I’m guessing more people will be paying penalties than having insurance if those rates are sky high.

Yes and this is by design. Make the "penalty" cheaper than the actual insurance so people are actually encouraged NOT to buy insurance. When the option of private insurance gets so costly (due to unrealistic mandates) that people can't afford it, they'll BEG for single payer.

To paraphrase what President 1984 said in his early 2007 campaign speech, single payer won't happen overnight. It will be a slow process.

18 posted on 06/12/2013 6:32:00 AM PDT by YankeeReb (“Freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, when one prevails the other dies.”)
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To: MrB
Ohio Shows ObamaCare Is Working As Intended

Yeah, and like Joe Plugs said about the stimulus “In my wildest dreams, I never thought it would work this well,”

BS!

19 posted on 06/12/2013 6:44:36 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: colinhester

This is why Lenin called them useful idiots.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 7:27:36 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Shared misery indeed and we all know that once fully implemented will never be undone. Once they give something away they give it in perpetuity.
Horrible to wish it but i have to hope it’s so bad and so stupidly expensive that it causes pullbacks in spending everywhere but especially in other social programs so that the govt has to kill it.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 7:42:15 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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Individual market will be 148% higher next year in Ca.
And they still vote democrat.


24 posted on 06/12/2013 8:41:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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