Skip to comments.Health Care Costs Climb Moderately, Survey Says (Where's the $2,500 decrease as Obama promised?)
Posted on 09/13/2013 3:15:45 PM PDT by tobyhill
Premiums for employer-provided health insurance have increased by relatively modest amounts this year, according to a new survey, a further sign that once-torrid health care inflation has abated for now.
The average annual premium for a family rose 4 percent in 2013, to $16,351, according to the survey results released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Annual premiums for individual policies purchased through an employer rose 5 percent, to $5,884.
The 4 percent increase for a family is relatively tame, at least compared with the roughly 10 percent annual increases experienced a decade ago. But it is still a far bigger rise than 1.8 percent increase in wages and the 1.1 percent rate of inflation in the last year, the foundation said.
If you are comparing it to 10 years ago in health care, it seems modest, said Helen B. Darling, chief executive of the National Business Group on Health, which represents large employers. If you compare it to the economy and what inflation is doing, I dont think its modest at all.
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Why do they keep saying “health care costs” when they mean “health insurance costs”?
Prices rising moderately?
The Kaiser Family foundation?
“Kaiser Family Foundation publishes a lot of interesting health industry surveys and position papers, but they all have to be taken with a grain of salt, because they all reflect the left wing views of the people who run and work at the foundation.”
kaiser is a dem front group and helped ram thru obamacare.
there studies are pure keft wing crap
kaiser family are huge cali dems.
“Health insurance” no longer refers either to health as it is commonly perceived (absence of illness or injury), or to insurance, which is a risk assessment based on the probability of contracting some illness or injury.
Instead, it has become a lottery played with a large payout in exchange for what are fiscally insufficient participation payments, inadequate for the demands placed upon it, and unsustainable for more than the length of time it takes to drain the coffers of the holders of these participation funds.
Then, no matter how many rules and regulations are written claiming the medical conditions are “fully covered”, various strategies will be used to AVOID payout for as long as possible, until the applicant either gives up, or dies.
Those that get in early get a payout, the later applicants are simply out of luck, being reimbursed only pennies on the dollar, if at all.
Classic Ponzi scheme, taken to a national level.
“One thing that does not get talked about with Obamacare is that it is NOT insurance.
If you cannot pay the amount the government decides that the IRS will take from you, then you will be placed into your states welfare roles. And if you get sick, and require care, the state will pay...
...THEN THE STATE WILL GO AFTER ALL YOUR ASSETS TO COVER THE COSTS. AND YOU OR GRANDMA WILL LOSE YOUR HOUSE OR OTHER BELONGINGS.
There is no good side to Obama care and making sure people were covered more than they are now is not what it does.
OBAMACARE MAKES SURE THAT THE MEDICAL-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX HAS INCOME FROM TAKING HOMES AND ASSETS FROM PEOPLE.
DO NOT FORGET THIS
Note from CNS News
People whose household income is too small to qualify for the subsidy will be put on Medicaid. People whose household income exceeds 400 percent of the FPL will get no subsidy at all.
According to the IRS, which responded to a CNSNews.com inquiry on the issue, a household earning an annual income that is just $1 more than 400 percent of the FPL is ineligible for an Obamacare subsidy, period.
As explained by both the IRSwhich wrote the regulation governing the Obamacare subsidyand the Congressional Research Service, which published a July 31 report on the matter (Health Insurance Premium Credits in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), the Obamacare insurance-premium subsidy essentially works as a cap on the percentage of annual income an eligible person is required to pay in health-insurance premiums.
In the end, consumers are truly getting screwed. Under-insured is gong to be the new problem, oh yes. because after the money, a major illness is still going to wipe out an average family financially.
The lowest cost level plans will, on average, cover 60 percent of an enrollees costs. That leaves 40 percent of costs on the backs of the consumer, after paying 10 percent of your income into the plan. Mid level plans will cover 70 percent, and top plans would be expected to foot 80 percent of the bill. The lowest priced plans are expected to attract a high number of enrollees, since they will have the smallest premiums.
Obamacare will bankrupt average families hit with mid level and major illnesses. Say goodbye to your assets one way or the other.
This is about the government separating people from their assets
The Kaiser Foundation has been one of Obama’s butt-boys since day one. I don’t know where their stats are coming from, but all of the SPECIFIC news I’ve seen is that premiums are rising dramatically.
But obama said premiums would go down! He must have been mistaken. /s
A 4% increase for some families means they’re going to have to cut somewhere else.
perhaps Republicans should try to steer
sick people to Kaiser?
has anything he promised ever happen?
True. Take me for an example. I haven’t had a health CARE cost in 20 years. Buy my health INSURANCE costs go up every year.
I long for the days when health insurance premiums didn’t go up every year. Of course, that was BEFORE health insurance existed.