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Insurers on New York State’s Health Exchange Seek Significant Rate Increases
New York Times ^ | July 2, 2014 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

Posted on 07/03/2014 10:21:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Some New Yorkers are in sticker shock after receiving notices from their insurance companies saying that they have asked for significant rate increases through the state’s health exchange next year.

The exchange, which has prided itself on being affordable, is now facing requests for increases as high as 28 percent for some customers.

Beth Leibson, a Manhattan resident, received a letter from MetroPlus saying it was working on raising her rate by 28 percent. She said this was a higher one-year increase than any rate rise she had had with previous insurance, including insurance under the federal law known as Cobra, where she paid the entire bill. “It seems to me that this defeats the purpose of ‘affordable’ health insurance,” Ms. Leibson said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; obamacare; rinocare; socialism

1 posted on 07/03/2014 10:21:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
... including insurance under the federal law known as Cobra, where she paid the entire bill.
Why have insurance if you have to pay the entire bill?
2 posted on 07/03/2014 10:24:52 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She will still vote Democrat and would support Obama at every turn.


3 posted on 07/03/2014 10:27:16 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can someone please sent this NYTimes article to Obama, I know he’s just like ue & gets the latest news from the media!


4 posted on 07/03/2014 10:28:29 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well good. I hope it hits a couple I’ve seen bragging about their low low rates in NY for the full 28%. Hope it hits them right in the a** right where they keep their wallet!


5 posted on 07/03/2014 10:28:57 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“than any rate rise she **had had*** with previous insurance,”

smh


6 posted on 07/03/2014 10:31:20 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy

Obviously you are not familiar with the puzzle of how to correctly punctuate the following:

“Jim had had had where Mary had had had had had had had been correct”


7 posted on 07/03/2014 10:37:24 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: oh8eleven
Why have insurance if you have to pay the entire bill?

That also caught my eye. However, I believe that they were saying that some prior policy had been partially subsidized, perhaps by an employer, while the Cobra premiums are entirely out of her pocket.

8 posted on 07/03/2014 10:40:02 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Insurers on New York State’s Health Exchange Seek Significant Rate Increases

That's not possible.

Barack Obama HIMSELF promised us that the Affordable Care Act would result in LOWER insurance rates.

9 posted on 07/03/2014 10:44:11 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: the_Watchman

This is a correct sentence:

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”


10 posted on 07/03/2014 10:49:49 AM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: WayneS
WayneS:" Barack Obama HIMSELF promised us that the
Affordable Care Act would result in LOWER insurance rates."

And promised us $2500.oo check in lower premiums .
DO you mean to suggest that he lied ? .. /s

11 posted on 07/03/2014 12:03:07 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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WayneS:"Barack Obama HIMSELF promised us that the Affordable Care Act would result in LOWER insurance rates."

"You lie!" ~ Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)-He said it, and we know that he meant it ! No apologies !

12 posted on 07/03/2014 12:23:02 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: gasport

No, it’s “OMAHA!”. Peyton Manning


13 posted on 07/03/2014 12:52:00 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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