Skip to comments.Californians Experience Obamacare Sticker Shock [Waah]
Posted on 10/28/2013 3:36:05 AM PDT by markomalley
Middle class consumers in California are looking at increases in their insurance premiums, a consequence of Obamacare's changes to the health insurance rules. Rates are rising to subsidize the higher cost of covering sick enrollees along with other people previously excluded from the insurance system.
Although the program had a rocky start on account of the program's ill-functioning website, the real battle lies with public's dissatisfaction over wide-spread increases in insurance rates.
"This is when the actual sticker shock comes into play for people," said Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. "There are winners and losers under the Affordable Care Act."
Fullerton resident Jennifer Harris thought she had a great deal, paying $98 a month for an individual plan through Health Net Inc. She got a rude surprise this month when the company said it would cancel her policy at the end of this year. Her current plan does not conform with the new federal rules, which require more generous levels of coverage.
Now Harris, a self-employed lawyer, must shop for replacement insurance. The cheapest plan she has found will cost her $238 a month. She and her husband don't qualify for federal premium subsidies because they earn too much money, about $80,000 a year combined.
"It doesn't seem right to make the middle class pay so much more in order to give health insurance to everybody else," said Harris, who is three months pregnant. "This increase is simply not affordable."
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I am literally shocked that Democrats are just laying down and letting the media point out these rate increases. I keep expecting every day that they’re going to start pouring their fire into the “greedy insurance companies” and demanding priced controls on them to prevent “profiteering”. It’s the obvious, go to play for Democrats in all cases. I just can’t believe they haven’t played that card yet.
There must be something there that I’m not seeing - somehow maybe the insurance companies made a deal with the De(vil)mocrats that keeps them off their backs. Something smells here, I just haven’t figured out what
The picture says it all.
Welcome to the so-called ‘Affordable Care Act’.
I predict millions, tens of millions will be freaking out over this, during the next six months.
And for the record...............
WE TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Right to the end
Just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way
Now you must pay
I’m glad that you’re sorry now
I'm not. They are just setting up the battlefield for:
The plan is to pit classes against each other... well, that's phase one. Phase two is pitting doctors and patients against each other. And last but not least - pitting insurance companies and citizens against each other. Should be an interesting ride.
SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!! The idiots on parade have suckered you in. This is what happeneds when you take everything at face value and dont do your homework
"We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it..."
“It doesn’t seem right to make the middle class pay so much more in order to give health insurance to everybody else,”
welcome to the party dumbass. Also, a lawyer and spouse who only make 80k a year? wow
I saw an article in the New York Post where the AARP was blaming the insurance companies for canceling doctors on their plan because they could no longer afford them under Obamacare. The AARP made the argument that it was the greedy insurer fault. So, yes, it has begun. Whether it will stick will be interesting. People are fine as long as it don't impact them.
“a.Single Payer Insurance, and then when that fails too:
b.Full nationalization of medicine”
I’m afraid that is exactly the objective and in turn will allow more govenment control over the people.
The amazing thing is, once health care is “free”, most Democrats won’t figure out that the “someone” who is paying for it is still “them”.
The idea that taxes must somehow rise on them and their children and other entitlements must somehow be cut will just confuse them.
~~~”We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it...”~~~
Ah, the incredibly stupid and obvious lie from Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
Well ........ I suppose the fools are finding out what’s in it now, aren’t they?
Hey liberals .... just for the record .......
WE TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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