SOME insurance gets higher?! Thats not completely accurate. Almost ALL are and not by a small jump either; try 3 to 4 times. Obamacare will do destruction 3 fold: (1) kill the economy, (2) destroy the quality of healthcare, and (3) empower the government on a level never seen before as it collects personal and financal information on its “citizens” that it can use to control them as it destroys their quality of life by threatening them whether overtly or by implication as needed if the citizen challenges the “system” in any way either by protest / speaking out or exposing them or their corrupion.
Clearly the private sector can't be trusted to administer our nation's healthcare. We're going to have to federalize this industry, for the good of our citizens. And when that rousing success is complete (and the government needs a greater influx of cash) we'll move onto "securing" private retirement funds and pensions. After all, it's too important to be left in the hands of anyone other than trained government experts.
The other thing that people are not examining is not the rise in the premiums alone, but the rise in the deductibles and “out of pocket expenses” which will now amount to about $10,000 per year for everybody, including the buyers of Medicare Advantage plans, which have been gutted.
Many of the buyers of these plans are people on fixed incomes, not just SS, but usually some sort of work pension as well. These supplemental plans used to cost between $35-$100 per month, deducted from your SS payment. Now they are “free” - with a note from the insurance company that they are being paid directly by the government to manage them - so instead of a predictable modest deduction per month, now buyers of these plans will have no deduction but will have to come up with an unpredictable and uncontrollable amount $10,000 per year between the deductibles and the vaguely designated out of pocket expenses.
Way to go, Bambi! Destroy the health care of fixed-income senior citizens too, while you’re at it.