Skip to comments.Connecticut insurance costs among Obamacare's highest
Posted on 09/26/2013 12:53:25 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
Shortly after the HHS report was released, the leader of the state's health insurance exchange issued a response. "Unfortunately, this is not surprising, given that CT currently has the 4th highest medical costs in the U.S., underscoring how various marketplace variables impact premium rates," said Kevin Counihan, Access Health CT president and chief executive officer. "Additionally, CT has a substantial number of mandated benefits when compared to other states, as well as broad provider network requirements, both of which tend to drive higher premiums. We look forward to being part of the dialogue to address these important issues moving forward as we look to make coverage more affordable in our state."
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Good, How does it feel voting in the same liberal crap everytime an election comes around
It’s not going to cost anywhere near as much as they say - there are subsidies - remember? /s
Not to mention, in the interests of redistribution, people with higher incomes will pay higher rates. I’m assuming there are many high income people in CT who have not yet fled the state. They’ve been paying the highest taxes, too.
I live in CT and every time one of my family members needed an ambulance, we paid. One time, I had to give them a check before!!
If you are a leech in CT, you've got it made. Because the median income is the nation's 2nd highest (after HI), income levels for subsidy qualification are much higher too.
Yeah, that'll work.
Awesome. I love news like this. Enjoy your high prices, suckers.
Yawn...they aren’t smart enough to figure this out, let them keep voting for these libs
Kitty I should correct myself ... the free ambulance rides are just for the folks who can’t pay.
Just a matter of time before a law is passed, or Obama issues an EO, making it illegal to get treatment across state lines.
I'd say that is pretty improbable given the geography of the US.
We in CT have a very high standard of living. We have more wealth per capita than any other state (give or take). We have the highest or near-highest median household income.
We have nearly the highest medical/hospital/dental costs in the nation. So we have to pay some of the highest insurance rates for that high cost care.
in other words, it all evens out across the country.
(Unless you aren’t rich in CT, of course.)
Under Gov. Malloy, who I’m convinced squeaked into office via voter fraud in Bridgeport, CT was the only state with “negative” economic growth last year.