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Despite gov't assurances, some could see insurance costs soar under ObamaCare
fox news ^ | 9/27/2013 | Jim Angle

Posted on 09/27/2013 3:05:39 AM PDT by tobyhill

While the administration maintains that ObamaCare will make health insurance more affordable for Americans, experts say that won’t be the case across the board – and some people could see their rates soar.

On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released an overview of premiums and plan choices, saying “For millions of Americans, these new options will finally make health insurance work within their budgets.”

The administration also said premiums would generally be lower than what congressional budget experts had estimated during debate on the legislation.

But former Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Holtz-Eakin said Thursday, “unfortunately you can go all through that HHS report and not be able to answer the most important question: will my insurance rates go up in 2014?"

"They cherry picked the data in order to highlight the fact that people of low income will benefit under the law," adds Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a New York-based think tank. "But people of middle income will not. And they didn’t really talk about that."

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; democrats; exchanges; govtabuse; hhs; obamacare; tyranny

1 posted on 09/27/2013 3:05:39 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Obama lied. Health care died.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 3:07:39 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: tobyhill

“government assurances” LOL


3 posted on 09/27/2013 3:12:16 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: tobyhill

Government officials don’t even try to speak fact based truth.

They just say whatever furthers their agendas.


4 posted on 09/27/2013 3:13:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: tobyhill

99.9% of everyone is some. The media are Democrat party whores.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 3:18:26 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Big Giant Head
My thoughts exactly. Government has already assured that my costs have gone up.

As many people already know, next year there will be a 'fee' for not having insurance. But what they won't see is that there will also be a 'fee' for having insurance. Every insurer will have to send to the government a 'fee' for everyone they insure, which of course will be passed on to the person insured.

And then there's the 'Special Needs Kid' tax which I am being stuck with. Next year, that one will cost me an additional $625. And then there's the matter of finding a doctor since I have already discovered that I did not get to keep the insurance that I had and I liked. Premiums have already gone up in order to cover the adult children of my co-workers. Etc.

6 posted on 09/27/2013 3:29:41 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: tobyhill

i wonder why deductibles and copays are never discussed ... only the “monthly premium”

lol

friggin’ retards


7 posted on 09/27/2013 3:29:55 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Big Giant Head

> “government assurances” LOL

Translation: government is goading the mouse into the mousetrap. Look there’s some cheese right there out in the open. It’s completely safe...snap! Got you right where I want you sucka...


8 posted on 09/27/2013 3:34:42 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: tobyhill

Redistribution of wealth, pure and simple.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 3:37:16 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Principled

> i wonder why deductibles and copays are never discussed ... only the “monthly premium”

Hey its a great way to make lots of money.

Gov: Look, see we care about you so we’re giving you healthcare...buttt you have to pay for it. There’s a little out of pocket expense’ like say $6,000 before your insurance will pay for anything.

Little guy:Hey but my premiums cost around $5,000 a year. What if I don’t use it?

Gov: We get to keep it.

Little guy: What if you deny me coverage.

Gov: We still get to keep it.

Little guy: So this is really a tax and whatever you don’t pay for my healthcare you get to keep?

Gov: Yep. Sorry sucker. King Obama decreed it and no one stood up to tell him he couldn’t so he did.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 3:44:43 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: tobyhill

As usual, the Democrats parasite base has been taken care of so they will vote for one more freebie in coming elections, while the dwindling, struggling Middle Class pays the bills for those riding in the wagon. Sickening.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 3:56:48 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: tobyhill

“Some” fox??? Et tu Bruti?


12 posted on 09/27/2013 4:10:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Principled

The release of copays and deductibles have been suspended for a year by obama. No “offocial” data on out of pocket expenses will be seen until next year. Rush was on this yesterday.


13 posted on 09/27/2013 4:12:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: tobyhill

RINOcare sucks. But it’s the law of the land so shut up and eat your peas!


14 posted on 09/27/2013 4:19:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: tobyhill

The road has to be a little bumpy before we move right into single payer.


15 posted on 09/27/2013 4:34:32 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: tobyhill

Somebody has to pay for the additional people entering the health insurance market, and the pre-existing conditions. Who that would be - the Obamacare advocates are a little short on that particular detail.


16 posted on 09/27/2013 4:35:31 AM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: LibLieSlayer
The release of copays and deductibles have been suspended for a year by obama. No “offocial” data on out of pocket expenses will be seen until next year. Rush was on this yesterday.

That needs to be a major talking point today as the vote approaches.

17 posted on 09/27/2013 5:05:37 AM PDT by Principled
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To: All

In Texas, family of 3 making $75,000, lowest cost insurance $389.52 a month after subsidy with a $10,000 deductible.


18 posted on 09/27/2013 5:16:43 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

What do you mean some and could? Mine have gone up and my choices and options have been reduced. That was only as the first tentacles of obamacare reached out into the market. I’m sure next year my choices will be worse still and significantly more expensive. obamacare must go.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 5:22:26 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Principled

Amen!


20 posted on 09/27/2013 8:09:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Big Giant Head

I picked up on that right away too.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 12:53:13 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: tobyhill
okay....lets get this right...

are any govt workers seeing their premiums go up?

anybody on Medicare going to have changes?...

is it only the small business people that are going to be ruined?....

the whole problem is that this criminal govt has picked winners and losers and a lot of us are in the losing category...

22 posted on 09/27/2013 6:14:09 PM PDT by cherry (.)
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To: tobyhill
The administration also said premiums would generally be lower than what congressional budget experts had estimated during debate on the legislation.

"Debate on the legislation"? There wasn't any. Pelosi changed the locks on the conference room doors to keep the Republicans out.

23 posted on 09/27/2013 7:54:02 PM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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