Skip to comments.Meanwhile in Nevada, 90,000+ of Harry Reidís constituents may lose their health care coverage
Posted on 05/05/2014 2:10:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Harry Reid is proud of his vote for ObamaCare. He’s even prouder of the fact that he figured out a procedural way to ram it through the Senate without a single Republican vote. I wonder how proud he is of its result?
Local business owners might be hoping the Affordable Care Acts insurance mandates cover sticker shock.
The laws employer coverage mandate doesnt take effect until 2015, but early plan renewals are starting to roll in. And for some businesses, the premium jumps are positively painful.
Local insurance brokers are reporting spikes ranging from 35 percent to 120 percent on policies that renew from July to December. The increases are especially acute among employers with workforces made up of younger, healthier men. Thats because Obamacare prohibits offering lower rates to healthier groups. It also narrows the allowed premium gap between older and younger enrollees.
Its like if there were no more safe-driver discounts with State Farm, said local insurance broker Frank Nolimal of Assurance Ltd. Everybody has the same rate, whether you have three DUIs, or youre a (nondrinking) churchgoing Mormon.
The changes put as many as 90,000 policies across Nevada at risk of cancellation or nonrenewal this fall, said Las Vegas insurance broker William Wright, president of Chamber Insurance and Benefits. Thats more than three times the 25,000 enrollees affected in October, when Obamacare-compliant plans first hit the market.
Some workers are at higher risk than others of losing company-sponsored coverage. Professional, white-collar companies such as law or engineering firms will bite the bullet and renew at higher prices because they need to compete for scarce skilled labor, Nolimal said.
But moderately skilled or low-skilled people making $8 to $14 an hour working for landscaping businesses, fire-prevention firms or fencing companies could lose work-based coverage because the plans cost so much relative to salaries.
Note that we’re talking about higher premiums almost across the board. Note also that the 90,000 number refers to policies, not people. It will obviously effect a lot more than 90,000 people. And finally note who will get hit the hardest. That’s right — those that can least afford it. So moderately skilled or low-skilled workers who are receiving health insurance benefits paid for by their employer will now become, what?
Dependent on taxpayer subsidies to have insurance, that’s what. Of course the administration will tout these folks as “uninsured” and claim that they’ve been rescued from such a state, when in fact they’re transfers — converted from paying their own way to having the taxpayer pay there way.
And Harry Reid? Well, frankly, he couldn’t care less.
Every one of those 90000 people is lying and engaging in Republican disinformation.
...and everyone of them that voted for Hairy would do so again.
Harry will be retired if he runs again, Cancer is more popular here than Harry.
And Hairy’s exempt too, isn’t he?
It seems like I recall the critters who wanted it passed agreed that they would be covered by the act ... then, when they had the votes they needed (after making similar assurances about illegals, low cost, you could keep your doctor/policy, etc., etc.) when it came time to vote on the act, it was amended so that they were excluded and remained covered by their `blue-chip’ CCC (congress critter coverage) policies.
Furthermore, the Senate voted on it Christmas Eve, 2010, when the rest of us were in a stupor of Christmas spirit ... and also creating the problem of why the abomination didn’t originate in the House.
Like so many things Obama touches, corrupted, `snake-bit’ and nastee from start to end.
I’m fairly certain it’s crappy coverage anyways.
Wait! I thought he got an exemption for all of Nevadans! Another lie????
They get what they voted for. Too bad. Too sad.
Can’t feel too bad for any of them - reap / sow, etc......
With the exception of the conservative few, I can’t think of another state I’m more pleased to see getting it in the jugular. Like lemmings they went over the cliff with Harry.
I hope you’re right because those are famous last words.
How much money did reid, the little corrupt crook with the droopy pants, line his pockets with over this?
If they voted for LIBs/Dims: Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Choke on it.
But the U.S. Country Club...won't be doing that.
Every one who voted for obama DESERVES this treatment. I feel no pity of any of them. Those who did NOT vote for obama are the ones I feel for.