Skip to comments.Why You Shouldn't Complain About Obamacare "Rate Shock"
Posted on 12/07/2013 9:31:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary Rosner, a Colorado-based freelance journalist, tweets about her search for a post-Affordable Care Act health insurance plan:
Hillary Rosner @hillaryrosner Follow Applied for new non-ACA health plan (ACA plans way too $ in CO). Insurer charging me 20% above quote bc I had a c-section. So f****d up.
11:27 AM - 5 Dec 2013
Here's the thing. You can have it one way on "rate shock," but you can't have it both ways.
There are, broadly, two ways that individual market health insurance could work. One is the situation we have now in most states, where it works more or less like homeowners' insurance: The insurer evaluates how many claims you're likely to make and sets your premium at expected claims plus a profit margin. If you have diabetes, you'll pay more, just like you'd pay more for homeowner's insurance if you lived on the beach.
Rosner is seeing a mild form of that problem. She's pricing out a policy that would start in 2013, meaning it's not subject to ACA rate-setting rules. The insurer thinks her prior Caesarian section makes her likely to make somewhat more claims so it's adding 20 percent to her premium. Rosner thinks that's messed up, and a lot of people agree....
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Amazing how many people want to be Goebels
Well we are not losing our insurance but apparently we are losing our doctor because of Obamacare. Went to a Christmas party tonight and was told by a friend who has the same doctor that her husband was in to see our doctor recently. There was a huge marketing push because the doctor is leaving and taking 600 patients with him. He is opening up a concierge service. $1800 a year and he will be your doc.
I knew our doc hated Obama and Obamacare but dang!!!!
This crap is going to effect everyone in one way or another.
And the only feasible out come is that the insurance companies will be bankrupted, and we'll be at the mercy of the politicians.
God help us.
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Actually, the author is correct. There is no such thing as a free ride, so someone has to pay more so that someone else may pay less. It’s called socialism. So, earn more and/or take care of yourself, and you’ll have the privilege of taking care of those who don’t.
While there are some people who are poor or ill through no fault of their own, many others have made bad choices, like the homosexual who catches AIDS from sodomizing someone, the alcoholic who can’t hold a job, or the drug abuser who catches hepatitis from dirty needles. Those people will be covered at the expense of others who try to lead more responsible lives.
I guess propaganda paid well
Are you going to join that?
That and the reason the CO resident looked for for out of marketplace coverage in the first place. In certain localities in CO the rates are sky high.
People on the Left forgo logic and slavishly follow and obey their anointed leaders. Witness what happened in Russia with Lenin and Stalin, China with Mao, Korea with Kim and now America with Obama. Dangerous flaw in the psychology of Leftists.
They are first.
The Marxist first wookie warned early on about them needing a bigger slice of whiteys’ pies, so it’s not like she didn’t rattle her fat tail.
She is very involved in this generational theft.
Those of us who can fend for ourselves will be OK, but a lot of people are going to hurt. It’s hard to feel sorry for the nimrods who voted for them.
Neither should you complain that you only have four policies to choose from offered by only two insurance companies in your area, when you previously had so many choices that you complained about how hard it was to choose.
And you shouldn’t complain that the two companies can only offer policies that are almost identical, so in reality you can’t omit the policy features that you don’t want and don’t need, and thereby reduce the premium.
Central Planning: do us all a big favor! Thank you Comrades!
Wait...we’re not supposed to be talking about this anymore.
We’ve moved on to income inequality and the evil fast-food barons.
Don’t buy the Insurance, pay the fine.
Then when your “pre-existing” condition reappears, or you break your arm, buy Insurance and go to the Doctor. Just have the Ovamacare number on your cell phone so you can call them from the Waiting Room at Emergency to sign up.
Isn’t that what Obamacare says you can do? It isn’t Insurance, it’s Healthcare.
My wife and I have different doctors. Both are doing exaactly as you describe - 600 patients with a yearly enrollment cost.
We are both joining as we believe:
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor
Because both our doctors want nothing to do with this trash heap of a government run system. We know both doctors well. They are trimming their clients to about 1/2 of what they serve now
Neither voted for the clown
Don’t be too reassured. Eventually the medical boards will put an end to this inequality by restricting or threatening their licenses to practice. Comrade...it is only just to do so, no?
I absolutely agree. Some of my family lives in Italy. When universal health care hit there years ago many physicians ended up just quitting practicing or worked under the table.
Still I cant help but cheer the doctors who are standing up and saying they’re not going to play by the new rules.
There have be a lot of these titled articles coming from the MSM lately.
Is there a new agenda in the J-schools? Did someone focus-test this new style of push-journalism?
Absolutely correct, so they'll raise everyone else's rates because she had a C-section.
Funny that even Slate isn’t buying the claim that current insurers cancel everyone’s policies when they get sick. And yet... that was one of the primary “reasons” for Obiecare.
The lies go back all the way to the rationale for the legislation. In many ways it was a bill to fix a Democrat talking point, not a real problem.
“I knew our doc hated Obama and Obamacare but dang!!!!”
I have a feeling that in the very near future, the docs that refuse to work with obamanation will be denied any hospital “privileges” which will put them out of business if they do not comply with the presidents “mandates”.
Hospitals would do that at their own peril, as their relationship is symbiotic.
If the hospitals do that, it will be because the Obamareich FORCED them to.
“Hospitals would do that at their own peril, as their relationship is symbiotic”
I don’t think so. Bamys plan is to have a single payer system in which all docs will ultimately work for the government. One of the easiest ways to do this will be to prohibit docs from having privileges at hospitals unless they are willing to accept government payments.
In the US, with the rise of satellite and specialty outpatient services, many (most?) Doctors can often forgo the need to associate with hospitals at all. Several Doctors friends of ours don't practice in hospitals (primary care, allergists, pediatricians), and others are there infrequently (OB-GYN on call).
However, I can't underestimate the power of a coercive government.
At our Ambulatory Surgery Center where the docs buy into partnerships, one of the requiremants is that they must have admitting privileges at one of the local hospitals. Perhaps I was basing my perceptions on that experience.
“$1800 a year and he will be your doc.”
Any idea what you get for the $1800? Or, is that the price of admission and its ala carte after that? 600 x $1800 is a wisp over a million, gross. Not bad
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Insurance may only be purchased during the annual open enrollment period. You cannot just sign up on your way to the ER.
Thanks for posting..
Gaydar just went to mach 11.
Do not forget, this $ 1,080,000 must cover Office Rent, salaries for office personnel, nurses and the doctor’s income. Than there are ancillary costs for running an office - Electricity, water, any specialized equipment, etc.
This is a small business that does not have to incur the costs of dealing with the current insurance (Pre-Obycare) issues.
If you trust your Doctor you will no longer get double billed or receive bills a year or later after service, as is common practice today.
I;m glad you used the word “slavishly”, since the 99% who hated the Communists were indeed slaves under it. Just because 1% of the population is leftist and brought Communists to power doesn’t imply anything at all about the attitudes of the enslaved majority.
What will happen to the insurance pools when people wise up and either move or at least get a new official residence at a PO box in another county? Will Obamacare need an army of spies like some suburban school districts use to make sure that parents aren't using fake addresses to get the kids out of their assigned city school?
It is bad when your banking customer has better paper work tracking skills than you do.
If he worked for Wells Fargo I can only guess how bad he is at anything.
Did I mention to never never deal with Wells Fargo and their employees.
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To be clear, Obama is forcing the insurance companies to cover everyone for everything. Which is the opposite of insurance, it's welfare. The blind will be paying for eye care, amputees will be paying for varicose vein care, sterile people buying birth control.
The socialist dream is welfare for everyone, and here it is!
We can’t because our insurance is tied to hubby’s ex employer. He is retired but gets a subsidy.
Everything I have seen on concierge here says everything is included except hospitalization. Don’t know what people are going to do about that.
It's amazing that people are just now figuring this out. How did they think Obamacare was going to work?
Darn, they should change that. Obama can do it, we know he can. After all, if only one child...
My brother has had this for years. It is called a “Cadillac Plan”. He pays $300 a month and the doctor will be on call at anytime. This is in addition is his normal fees. He lives in Palo Alto, CA., a high income area. I do not think you could get away with this in a poorer area.
Amazing how many Eichmann’s and Mengele’s there are in Zero’s goon squad, ya think?
Gen. Colin Powell calls for universal health care in the U.S.
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Posted on 12/7/2013 10:15:36 PM by pluvmantelo
Dr. Crowley is not only eloquent regarding the topic of Obama as Pres., but she leaves room for doubt.
Now its up to us to make her voice on the topic of Obamacare go Viral.