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North Carolinians Shocked By The Size Of Insurance Premium Increases Caused By Obamacare
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | By John Hawkins

Posted on 10/07/2013 9:21:56 AM PDT by Maelstorm

How many Americans are being smashed by these same sort of crushing financial blows because of Obamacare? Across North Carolina, thousands of people have been shocked in recent weeks to find out their health insurance plans will be canceled at the end of the year – and premiums for comparable coverage could increase sharply. One of them is George Schwab of Charlotte, who pays $228 a month for his family’s $10,000 deductible plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. In a Sept. 23 letter, Blue Cross notified him that his current plan doesn’t meet benefit requirements outlined in the Affordable Care Act and suggested a comparable plan for $1,208 a month – $980 more than he now pays. “I’m 62 and retired,” Schwab said. “This creates a tremendous financial burden for our family. “The President told the American people numerous times that… ‘If you like your coverage, you can keep it,’” Schwab said. “How can we keep it if it has been eliminated? How can we keep it if the premium has been increased 430 percent in one year?”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: buyersremorse; fail; obamacare; premiums; taxincrease; tyranny
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Obamacare is coming apart at the seams. Maybe I'm missing something but this seems like a great opportunity to get some of these folks in Press conferences, town halls, etc. Republicans could start hosting how is Obamacare increasing your premiums Townhalls. :-)
1 posted on 10/07/2013 9:21:57 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

And if they thought that was something, just wait until they get their tax bill.


2 posted on 10/07/2013 9:23:11 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Maelstorm

Mr. Schwab: Welcome to the collective comrade! Death to kulaks!


3 posted on 10/07/2013 9:23:24 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Maelstorm
ObamaCare House of Horrors: Healthcare.Gov Hit with Avalanche of Angry Facebook Comments: http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/84252-obamacare-house-horrors-healthcare-gov-hit-avalanche-angry-facebook-comments/

Okay now we will try the landline # 1-800-318-2596 listed above or 1-800-318-2596 = 1-800-FAU-CKYO.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 9:28:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: Maelstorm

How can “free” health care have premiums? This is surely all a big misunderstanding. Darn racists!


5 posted on 10/07/2013 9:29:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Maelstorm

People who are shocked about any of the negative effects of 0bamaCare aren’t too bright.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 9:30:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Maelstorm

Republicans should not let this crisis go to waste. Every horror story about Obamacare should be advertised by Republican Congressmen in their local radio, television and newspapers, and in those of Congressmen who support Obamacare. Saturate the low information people with horror stories and fear.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 9:31:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Maelstorm

I’m on Rep Walter Jones R(NC) email mailing list and there are some actual horrific happenings to folks in NC, who have premium and deductible sticker shock. Obviously no names in the emails. He wants to know, by phone or emails etc, if/when other North Carolinians have the same concerns.


8 posted on 10/07/2013 9:33:58 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: pallis

See that is exactly what I’d do if I had the money and the position. I’d also be holding press conferences to let these people air their grievances. There are so many things they can do to whip up this fire that is only going to grow.


9 posted on 10/07/2013 9:35:44 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

It was a bait and switch, wasn’t it? We were told we could keep our plan if we like it....


10 posted on 10/07/2013 9:36:19 AM PDT by lilypad
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To: TigersEye

The “logic” goes like this:

“Progressives” (like me) are smart.
Those who get elected are the smart of the smart.
The president, of course, being progressive is the smartest of the smart,

and he said that it was all going to be great, and said... will, didn’t say, but I heard... that it was going to be free for people like me,

so that’s why I assumed it would be free.

I just can’t understand why it’s not. So confused. This doesn’t match my expectations of the world at all...

/sheeperal


11 posted on 10/07/2013 9:36:30 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: duckman

That is good to hear. We need to not just let these people be silence by the media that wants to protect Obamacare and Democrats.


12 posted on 10/07/2013 9:37:21 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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‘If you like your coverage, you can keep it,’”

If you can PAY for it.....................

13 posted on 10/07/2013 9:37:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Grampa Dave

Fraudbama : CCTV video of Spanish trainwreck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5NyBO75YYc


14 posted on 10/07/2013 9:38:30 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: TigersEye
People who are shocked about any of the negative effects of 0bamaCare aren’t too bright.

People who are shocked about any of the negative effects of 0bamaCare are Obamavoters...............

15 posted on 10/07/2013 9:39:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: lilypad

Certainly it was and everything that we were saying before it passed have come to pass. People are being given the choice of either paying extreme increases in premiums or going to Obamacare which is going to represent a premium increase also in most cases with the only exception being a very select few.


16 posted on 10/07/2013 9:39:54 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

North Carolina has one insurer—it is one of the states that is now a single-payer system. So the insurance company is free to charge whatever it likes!


17 posted on 10/07/2013 9:40:47 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Red Badger

Hopefully ex Obama Democrat voters.


18 posted on 10/07/2013 9:40:53 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: MrB

Yeah, nobody ever told them (or they ignored it) that logic is worthless if the premise is wrong. lol


19 posted on 10/07/2013 9:41:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Maelstorm

Not likely. They will not leave the plantation willingly...............


20 posted on 10/07/2013 9:41:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Its that wake up moment where they say “oh wait we were tricked”.


21 posted on 10/07/2013 9:41:49 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol


22 posted on 10/07/2013 9:42:34 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

That is a good idea, Obama care cannot be too great, or the dems would be having ppl on daily to say how good it is.


23 posted on 10/07/2013 9:43:13 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Red Badger

You have made my point. (however redundant it may have been) ;^)


24 posted on 10/07/2013 9:43:17 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

As we would reply to them “ WE TOLD YOU SO YOU DOPES ! “


25 posted on 10/07/2013 9:44:16 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Maelstorm
Get your Obamacare for nothin’, get your chicks for free.
26 posted on 10/07/2013 9:44:17 AM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: TigersEye

That’s why they’re having such massive cognitive dissonance,

because they really don’t understand that they have even made assumptions,

much less are they willing to examine whether those assumptions are valid.


27 posted on 10/07/2013 9:45:31 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: MrB

I love schadenfreude! :-)


28 posted on 10/07/2013 9:46:56 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: lilypad

Yep. Already premiums have been rising due to Obamacare. Since 2010 premiums have been rising at 3x the rate prior to Obamacare passage. My premiums are rising 14% this year which is the biggest rate of increase I’ve ever seen.


29 posted on 10/07/2013 9:47:31 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: TigersEye

They expected ‘FREE’ healthcare.
They expected SOMEONE ELSE to pay for it.
They expected a FREE RIDE.
They expected the OTHER PEOPLE to ‘PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE’.

What they discovered is that THEY is THEM........................


30 posted on 10/07/2013 9:47:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Maelstorm
....but this seems like a great opportunity to get some of these folks in Press conferences, town halls, etc. Republicans could start hosting how is Obamacare increasing your premiums Townhalls

You're right however, you are assuming the Pub's have an effective PR department and a spine.

31 posted on 10/07/2013 9:48:11 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: JoanneSD

Exactly. They aren’t trumpeting success because its not thee.


32 posted on 10/07/2013 9:48:47 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: JPG

The website has huge design / software issues also. So if your current plan is cancelled, you can’t even shop for Obamacare when forced to.

BTW - Venezuala just nationalized toilet paper.

Socialism..


33 posted on 10/07/2013 9:48:55 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: capydick

They don’t and that is their biggest problem. They also don’t have compete marketing branding people. They need to recruit people from big business retail to drive their communications and marketing. They are still trying to do things from the old inside the beltway perspective.


34 posted on 10/07/2013 9:50:24 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Red Badger

With apologies to Walt Kelly; They has met the enemy and it is them.


35 posted on 10/07/2013 9:50:53 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Maelstorm

As they say, get ready.. “YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’YET”


36 posted on 10/07/2013 9:59:57 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Red Badger

I don’t think that’s true. I think if you like your coverage and it does not meet the standards of Obamacare, you cannot keep it.


37 posted on 10/07/2013 10:02:48 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: MrB
I just can’t understand why it’s not. So confused. This doesn’t match my expectations of the world at all...

So my only course of action is...

Blame those Republicans for getting in the way of President Beloved One's noble efforts to make my life perfect!!!

38 posted on 10/07/2013 10:04:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Maelstorm

The “Affordable” part is big lie in all this.


39 posted on 10/07/2013 10:10:52 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Maelstorm

Yes, it probably is a great opportunity. It will probably not make them republicans but it might educate them on the consequences of electing a socialist / communist / mooslim / America hater.

As bad as this increase in premiums is there is more and worse to come... invasive medical questions, poor coverage, high deductibles, high co-pays, care screening and...

HIGHER TAXES on EVERYTHING. The tax bill is coming soon and it is going to be huge.


40 posted on 10/07/2013 10:11:11 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: MrB

True “progressives” know in their heart of hearts that the Affordable Care Act is a clever scheme designed to collapse the US health care system into a government operated (called single payer by progressives) socialist scheme. They want glitches and difficulty with the sheeple shocked and scared so they can ride to the rescue with single payer. I must say that their plan appears to be working perfectly.


41 posted on 10/07/2013 10:17:12 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: Maelstorm

I watched the first episode of Walking Dead on DVD over the weekend. In one scene, one of the characters comes out of a hospital room into the hallway outside. The lights are flickering, there’s smoke in the air. At one end is a crowd of shambling zombies. Turning around at the other end is a group of soldiers in MOPP4 gear shooting patients with long, ripping bursts of full auto. The whole place is enveloped in a miasma of lethal pandemonium.

I thought, “Is this ‘Walking Dead’, or an Obamacare promo”?


42 posted on 10/07/2013 10:18:22 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Red Badger

Free, Hell. They were expecting to get an Obamacare check every month.
Not only that, the people who will pay a penalty will have to pay it in a lump sum if they don’t get a tax refund. These are the same people who won’t pay for health insurance. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


43 posted on 10/07/2013 10:18:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Grampa Dave

I wish I could go to that link but I can’t access it.


44 posted on 10/07/2013 10:19:06 AM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: Grampa Dave

Fabulous graphics, Grampa Dave!!!


45 posted on 10/07/2013 10:23:01 AM PDT by nutmeg (I don't always speak to Obama voters. But when I do, I order fries...)
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To: AppyPappy

I bet the 2013 tax returns / rebates will be a fiasco. Some will not get their rebates or their EIC checks they expect, and have gotten of decades. Some people who have taken the time to actually enroll will get money they are not entitled to and some who are supposed to get money back won’t....................


46 posted on 10/07/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Riley

I know what you mean. :-) We are surrounded by walking dead of sorts. They are barely intelligent, disengaged, mind numbed, driven by passions for eating and entertainment.


47 posted on 10/07/2013 10:24:47 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: diamond6

“I wish I could go to that link but I can’t access it.”

Try this:

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/84252-obamacare-house-horrors-healthcare-gov-hit-avalanche-angry-facebook-comments/


48 posted on 10/07/2013 10:27:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: ameribbean expat

Thanks, that link is the scary high speed train wreck in Spain.

So far Obamacare hasn’t got out of the train yard.


49 posted on 10/07/2013 10:32:24 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: browniexyz

Could’ve fooled me, a lifelong NC resident.


50 posted on 10/07/2013 10:37:18 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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