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Some Nebraskansí premiums to triple under ObamaCare
http://www.foxnews.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | By Deena Winter

Posted on 09/27/2013 8:13:02 AM PDT by Maelstorm

Todd Blome's phone has been ringing off the hook this week with clients seeking tax advice after learning they'll get a "shocking increase" in their health insurance premiums when Obamacare's health insurance exchanges begin operating.

Letters have been landing in mailboxes all over Nebraska explaining the impact Obamacare will have on people who buy insurance coverage on their own, rather than through work.

Blome, a Lincoln accountant, understands: He got a letter, too.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska informed Blome his health care plan will terminate at year's end, and if he wants to move to a similar plan his new premium will go up 65 percent, costing him nearly $4,000 more per year.

He distinctly remembers President Obama looking into TV cameras and assuring Americans they would be able to keep their doctors, and policies.

His letter says otherwise.

"Stupid me, I took the president literally," Blome said

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STICKER SHOCK: Todd Blome and his family learned this week their premiums will increase 65 percent under Obamacare if they want to stay on a plan comparable to their current individual plan.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aca; democrats; healthcare; obamacare; premiums
This is what the GOP should be focused on. Not attacking Ted Cruz over tactics. This presents them a clear opportunity to side with the people.
1 posted on 09/27/2013 8:13:02 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

2 posted on 09/27/2013 8:16:36 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Maelstorm

MAKE DC LISTEN: TELL YOUR SENATORS TO OPPOSE CLOTURE ON H.J. RES 59
We must oppose cloture on H. J. Res. 59, so that Harry Reid and Senate Democrats cannot sneak in funding for Obamacare. We need you to call your Senators right now: tell them to oppose cloture on H.J. Res 59 and remind them that a vote for cloture IS a for funding Obamacare.

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3 posted on 09/27/2013 8:17:26 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Maelstorm

Yep, the faces of the people who will help us move away from the Abyss.
Moderate and Conservative Democrats.

Believe it or not, there are lots of Democrats who are normal people but not politically active.
They are waiting for someone to lead.


4 posted on 09/27/2013 8:19:35 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Maelstorm

That Affordable Care is costing people a lot of money.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 8:21:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Graewoulf

So far, I am only hearing about folks who bought their own individual/family policies and it sounds like their rates are increasing to what group policy rates are now if you get insurance through your employer. Any word on how group policies are changing yet? I’ve not heard anything about mine except that it is obamacare compliant.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 8:21:39 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Maelstorm

“He distinctly remembers President Obama looking into TV cameras and assuring Americans they would be able to keep their doctors, and policies.

His letter says otherwise.

“Stupid me, I took the president literally,” Blome said”

Gee, I feel so sorry for this idiot and his family...NOT!


7 posted on 09/27/2013 8:27:28 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Maelstorm
"Stupid me, I took the president literally," Blome said

Yup.

8 posted on 09/27/2013 8:27:33 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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Some Nebraskans’ premiums to triple under ObamaCare

And they're the lucky ones. They're getting off easy.

9 posted on 09/27/2013 8:28:50 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Maelstorm

This is what happens when you accept anything any politician says without verification.

Most low/no information voters are too ignorant and or too lazy to do any fact checking.

That is the ONLY reason we have bHo in office as his only qualification was his blackness and NOTHING else.

He will be a permanent black mark on this country!

Just like some who only heard what they wanted from Rubio when he stated quite cleverly (or so he thought) that no FEDERAL dollars would go to the criminal trespassers (my correct words for them) for any of the benefits offered by the immigration changes they were trying to sneak by us.

A simple check showed he didn’t lie directly but just as dishonest he lied by omission as the States will have to pay for all the giveaways to these sneak thieves who are too dumb to learn our language but not so dumb to steal our hard earned money.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 8:30:51 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Maelstorm

......I have no sympathy for someone like Blome who is stupid enough to believe Obama on ANYTHING and I mean going all the way back to the first time any of us ever heard of the little socialist/marxist creep. I would say that sometime in 2007 to 2008 that I first heard the name Obama. Within a matter of days, I had concluded that this guy was as bad as his history demonstrated and that he has turned out to be. Where was the mind of millions upon millions of Blomes? Are the Blomes of the world naive? Are they stupid? Are they so busy with their little lives they don’t pay attention to WHO their presidential candidates are? Are they voting to feel good? I mean, my god, hiring this guy to be president was like hiring a backhoe operator to fly a loaded 747 to London!

So, I say to the MILLIONS of Blomes out there......................TOUGH! Write a check for $4,000.00 and suck it up!


11 posted on 09/27/2013 8:40:59 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

A lot of people are getting a wake up call. And in this case he is going be writing a check for more than 10k since the 4k is in addition to the cost for the original policy.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 8:53:55 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: DonaldC

When I was considering changing jobs a few years ago I learned that to insure myself individually rather than in my current employers group would raise my cost (cost meaning my payment plus my employers payment) substantially; by purchasing through my professional society group I could get a cost only about 10% more than employer group total cost. Why would the group rates you refer to be more expensive than individual rates?


13 posted on 09/27/2013 8:58:40 AM PDT by Glenmore
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To: Zathras

I’m fully aware of that. The GOP seems oblivious to it. I’ve always said that is a much better strategy to peal off conservative apolitical Democrats than to focus on becoming more liberal. The problem I believe is that many GOP believe Obamacare is never going to be repealed and some don’t even want it to be. They are members of the political class that if they are upset its because they don’t have the power so the goal isn’t necessarily a principled one with them. They see themselves as agents of big govt they just think they are better managers of it.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 8:58:56 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

I agree with you 100%.

They voted for him, they can learn now to live with him.

I especially liked your comment about they did no research on the guy. It took me all of about two days of superficial work to know this guy was the second coming of the devil. In a just world, every media clown who provided cover for him and supported him needs to have their head on a pike around the white house.


15 posted on 09/27/2013 9:07:09 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Maelstorm

Let’s see. Who was the Senator that put ObamaCare over the top? Does Ben Nelson come to mind? A he’s still showing his scum arse around there with no repercussions. That’s what is sad.


16 posted on 09/27/2013 9:07:31 AM PDT by Digger
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To: DonaldC

Some I know of will experience an increase in deductible, co-pays and out-of-pocket. So while your monthly cost may not increase a lot, it will cost you significantly more if you need to use your insurance.


17 posted on 09/27/2013 9:33:17 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: DonaldC

I found that our group policy jumped 40% last Nov when yearly enrollment occurred.


18 posted on 09/27/2013 9:35:40 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing

The 40% referred to monthly premium.

I switched to a lower cost, lower coverage, higher deductible plan to avoid the increase. I’ve probably already spent $3000 more this year out of pocket due to the change. So, either plan I chose would have cost me more due to obamacare.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 9:39:27 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Digger

What is more sad is how the Nevada Republican Party leadership supported Harry Reid over (Tea Party) Republican Sharon Angle. I was astounded, and the repercussions are still stabbing the country and Constitution to death.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 9:39:57 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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"Stupid me, I took the president literally," Blome said

Yet the GOP will do anything to keep from offending a Democrat, or offer any superior alternative.

21 posted on 09/27/2013 9:43:40 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Digger

Yeah but let us not forget that Obamacare made it out of committee because of one Republican, Olympia Snowe. Like so many things Republicans often make bad Democrat ideas easier to get traction. We wouldn’t have the EPA, the Department of Ed, or Obamacare without the ground work laid by GOP like the ones hating on Senator Cruz.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 9:53:22 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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Oh I know you understand this, I just wish more on FR would.
I was watching the original “Spartacus” and was thinking how close we are to a slave revolt.

The Political Class and Patrician Class united against the mob. Known in that time as “Plebs”

Plebs are both Democrats and Republicans.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 10:00:01 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Maelstorm

Merely anecdotal.


24 posted on 09/27/2013 12:03:44 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Maelstorm
"Stupid me, I took the president literally," Blome said

And this from an accountant. Sometimes the stupid is so strong it burns.

25 posted on 09/27/2013 1:19:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Zathras
I think that is nonsense....there are no good card carrying democrats...NONE....

at least conservatives are principled...at least pubs have values and don't just tow the company line...

but every single Rat senator voted along company lines....

they know the creep in chief is a fraud...they know the fed is making money out of thin air...they know SS and Medicare are crumbling and not sustainable at all...they know that illegals just take jobs from Americans....they know that the people in Benghazi were lead to the slaughter...

THEY KNOW IT ALL.....and there is no excuse...

26 posted on 09/27/2013 1:28:32 PM PDT by cherry (.)
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To: Maelstorm
there are no conservative democrats.......none.....on "conservative" democrat votes for extremely higher budgets, or having homosexuals as top brass in the military and defense or have guns sold illegally to Mexican drug runners, or have a muzzie in charge of the Cia....

if they know these few things, and not a thing more, and they vote rat....they are not conservative....

27 posted on 09/27/2013 1:32:34 PM PDT by cherry (.)
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To: cherry

I respectfully suggest you get out and talk and listen to non-conservatives not living in DC.
I’ve got a bunch of Democrat friends including my twin nieces who simply have never heard the conservative story.

Back in 2010, my friends in CA had never even heard of the Tea Party as the CA media refuses to report on it unless its bad news.

My best friend is a non-religious conservative.
She keeps waiting for the GOP to come up with a real financial plan that doesn’t require her to believe in God.

Do I shun my best friend because she doesn’t believe in God?
Do I refuse to talk to my nieces because they voted for Obama?

Conservative purity works for FR because JimRob runs the show and its his masterpiece.
It doesn’t work in the real world.


28 posted on 10/01/2013 7:40:59 AM PDT by Zathras
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