Skip to comments.Short Unhappy Life of ObamaCare
Posted on 06/11/2014 9:08:50 PM PDT by RicocheT
President Obama claims the debate over the Affordable Care Act is "over," but in coming weeks and months expect it to intensify. Health-insurance companies will soon begin releasing preliminary rate estimates for next year's plans. Industry experts say consumers should once again brace for significantly higher premiums. [snip]
Either way, there will be a significant number of uninsured Americans unwilling or unable to pay for the inflated insurance available on the exchanges and forced to pay penalties, which for 2016 and thereafter will be the greater of $695 or 2.5% of income. More will choose this option every year. By 2024, Ms. Frogner and I estimate that there will be more than 40 million uninsured, roughly 10% more than today.
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One thing which surprised me, was when Obama did the victory lap when they said 7 million people had signed up for Obamacare.
I couldn’t believe the propaganda, because we have been told that we have 40 to 50 million uninsured in this country. So even though Obama was happy that 7 million supposedly signed up, nobody in the media ever asked the question : if 7 million signed up, don’t we still have tens of millions of remaining uninsured?
And to the best of my knowledge, nobody in the Republican party ever asked this simple question, when Obama and the liberals were having that victory lap over Obamacare sign ups.
I work for a large healthcare company. We had ameeting today about our health insurance for next year. Apparently, for people who smoke, the premiums are going to triple. That is one big reason that Obama put off the Employer Mandate until 20154. I am afraid what will happen to our premiums now.........
‘a meeting’ and 2015......too tired, too late in the evening.
The D & R Pols in Washington will never let any entitlement program “fail.” It may be a horrendous burden on the people of this country, but they’ll keep it in some form or other. We are doomed with this sorry sack of excrement.
In reality, the goal should be to INCREASE the number of uninsured. Yes, you read that right. Insurance is one of the few industries that (collectivist stabs at “private industry” aside) thinks they can make a business model out of emulating the government. They take your money, then think they’re in charge instead of being there to serve you. My wife does therapy on a lady whose insurance, after accepting her premiums for years, refused payment of her claims because “how do we know it’s not a preexisting condition?”!!!! They didn’t seem concerned with what preexisting conditions she might have when they were cashing her premium checks. Besides, why should the customer be presumed to be lying, especially when the alternative is proving a negative??
Fail, indeed. Only those who can’t afford insurance will be covered, while the formerly insured will be priced out of the market. Swell, Obama.
Obamacare will increasingly suck out any remaining life from our economy.
This guy is a one trick pony. The debate about climate change is over. The debate about immigration reform is over. Yada Yada. Yada. At least come up with some new techniques. This is really getting boring and predictable.
It seems to work every time, so why do anything different?
SIGNING "THE BIG EFFIN' DEAL" (now known as "The Big Effin' Debacle")
"Those Democrats leering over my shoulder owe me bigtime.
The healthcare bill insures we get a permanent Democratic majority."
" All except those Tea Party types, swallowed hook, line and sinker my promises that they could:
(1) keep their existing health plans,
(2) keep their own doctors that they like,
(3) keep their 25-year-olds on the family health plan,
(4) never be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition,
(5) sign up instantly on my tech-savvy government Web site,
(6) buy insurance only after becoming seriously ill."
(7) save $2,500 in annual premiums in the bargain....
(8) All without any new taxes."
"Them sonovagun Tea Partiers will rue the day they criticized my wonderful bill."
JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER TO 2014-2016 VOTERS As far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature plan that was ultimately enacted (by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote) into the "Affordable Care Act:
QUOTING OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if youve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All Im going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. Youll still have choice of doctor.
Repeated over and over by every loyal Democrat---- conning Americans into believing they'd also be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.
DEMOCRATS VOTED OBAMACRE ENMASS IN STRAIGHT PARTY-LINE VOTE
LOCK-STEPPING DEMOCRAT PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE.