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Obamacare in Alabama: Up to 90,000 may have policies canceled
Trussville Tribune ^ | November 3, 2013 | By Scott Buttram

Posted on 11/03/2013 7:08:54 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

“If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period,” President Barack Obama told the American Medical Association in July 2009. “No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Those promises now have tens of thousands of Alabamians, including some who supported the president’s plan, asking what went wrong.

USA Today says about 80,000 Alabamians will have their health insurance policies canceled, while the Associated Press pegs the figure at closer to 90,000. The one certainty is that people statewide will be scrambling for new health coverage at significantly higher rates as cancellation letters arrive in mailboxes and most will be paying more before promised government subsidies.

According to the newspaper article, Alabama’s limited insurance company participation — Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana — is partially to blame for the increased premiums. However, Alabama had some of the lowest health insurance premiums in the nation despite a market dominated by BCBS prior to the Affordable Healthcare Act going into effect, according to a recent study published by the Society of Actuaries.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: abortion; alabama; deathpanels; failure; obamacare; rinocare; socialism; zerocare
Forward!!
1 posted on 11/03/2013 7:08:54 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Those promises now have tens of thousands of Alabamians, including some who supported the president’s plan, asking what went wrong.

You trusted them.

2 posted on 11/03/2013 7:13:31 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Forward!!

( he cried) and the front rank died

3 posted on 11/03/2013 7:14:28 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All according to plan.


4 posted on 11/03/2013 7:16:48 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

thats a bold thing to say


5 posted on 11/03/2013 7:20:56 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

The president sat, and the lines on the map moved from side to side?


6 posted on 11/03/2013 7:21:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The next 6 months will be interesting.


7 posted on 11/03/2013 7:21:41 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Olog-hai

like in from one nostril to another yeah huh


8 posted on 11/03/2013 7:23:43 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

deep red state. as far as Obama is concerned, they can all literally drop dead.


9 posted on 11/03/2013 7:24:51 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama, with the state-controlled media will simply blame it on the evil capitalist insurance companies.

I’ve already heard Obama out there whining about “bad apple” insurance companies.

I wouldn’t get too excited about him taking the blame for his own mess, yet.


10 posted on 11/03/2013 7:25:23 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: bigheadfred

Bold, or honest?


11 posted on 11/03/2013 7:28:06 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: TheGipperWasRight
I wouldn’t get too excited about him taking the blame for his own mess

If CNN hasn't reported a mess why would he even ever know there was one

12 posted on 11/03/2013 7:28:37 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jane Long

in all honesty it was a bit of a pun


13 posted on 11/03/2013 7:29:44 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The cancelling of policies has been going on all year, these are just the public ones. Wife’s policy was cancelled this last spring. The policy was replaced with a more costly one with less coverage, and that was to fit obmakare. My brother’s will be cancelled and he will be dropped, period. That notification came months ago.


14 posted on 11/03/2013 7:30:36 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good!


15 posted on 11/03/2013 7:31:31 PM PST by sport
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To: bigheadfred

;-)


16 posted on 11/03/2013 7:32:32 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: JohnBrowdie
as far as Obama is concerned, they can all literally drop dead.

26.5% of Alabama are "Holder's/Obama's people".

17 posted on 11/03/2013 7:45:20 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: Jane Long

I wonder if these socialist Commies sleep well at night. There’s got to be something we can do


18 posted on 11/03/2013 7:46:03 PM PST by RightLady
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To: BwanaNdege

Small price to pay. you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.


19 posted on 11/03/2013 7:48:17 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: RightLady

Yes, they do.


20 posted on 11/03/2013 7:50:04 PM PST by sport
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To: bigheadfred

Begin (instrumental) Sigh........!


21 posted on 11/03/2013 7:52:28 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obamacare

America Held Hostage

Day 34

22 posted on 11/03/2013 8:11:40 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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