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Florida’s Biggest Obamacare Insurer Hiking Premiums Over 17 Percent
The Daily Caller ^ | August 1, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise

Posted on 08/01/2014 3:03:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Florida’s largest Obamacare exchange health insurer is boosting its premiums by 17.6 percent, a staggering increase for hundreds of thousands of Floridians.

Florida Blue, the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer in Florida, has the largest market share of any insurer operating on the state’s Obamacare exchange. The company cited higher health costs than expected due to an older customer base which is using more health services than they’d prepared for, according to Kaiser Health News.

Patrick Geraghty, Florida Blue’s CEO, had previously warned that the company was under “tremendous financial pressure” and that they’d be seeking significant hikes.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; exchanges; failure; florida; obamacare; obamacarepremiums; rinocare; socialism

1 posted on 08/01/2014 3:03:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In the end, they will lose their doctors,
and then their care. They will die of curable
diseases, courtesy of ObamaCARE and RomneyCARE
and the EXEMPT Congress.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 3:06:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Haaaaaaaaaaaaa! Ha! Ha! Ha! [gasp] Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


3 posted on 08/01/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Diogenesis

All you Obama voters in Florida—and ones who didn’t vote because of Mitt Ronmeys Dog or that he’s a Mormon, I hope your happy. Remember how Mitt said would have ended Obamacare his first day in office? i hope your really happy to die without insurance. Only people who will prosper with this is the Funeral industry people and cemeteries. I hope you taped all of the Obama TV spots so they can comfort you as you breath your last to incurable TB, Bird Flu, or Ebola. Viotes and Non-vote can cause things—sometimes really bad things.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 3:13:01 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

5 posted on 08/01/2014 3:13:10 PM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Florida’s Biggest Obamacare Insurer Hiking Premiums Over 17 Percent

That's why they called it the Affordable Health Care Act. They called it that, not because it would be less expensive but to dupe you into letting your representatives pass it. It's not about you. Socialism will never be about you. Government greed and self interest WAY bypasses any greed and self interest in free enterprise PLUS government has a nice surprise free enterprise doesn't: it FORCES you to COMPLY.

So, ripping off the lying mask and guise of "hope and change and believe", you've got the hopeless downward change of socialism which never accomplishes its stated intentions and simply grows a $4 trillion useless, wasteful, and threatening bloated government at your expense, blocking wealth creation and instead creating poverty and misery.

Obama, you can take you freaking hopeless change and shove it.

6 posted on 08/01/2014 3:14:35 PM PDT by PapaNew (The grace of God & freedom always win the debate over unjust law & government in the forum of ideas)
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To: Eddie01

Well slap me on the side of the head, Florida? The retirement capital of the USA has higher costs due to the old folks, never saw it coming. Of course that is the excuse for Florida. Next week it will be Wyoming due to Cowboys getting injured during the round up. Then Hawaii due to slip disks from lifting the suckling pig out of the ground at the luau..................................

FAIL ODUNGA FAIL


7 posted on 08/01/2014 3:17:12 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My health insurance is a high deductible plan and it went up $2400 for next year and the deductible went up $1000.

Unlike the libs at work that supported Obamacare, I new this was coming. Even when told point blank that the reason for the increase was Obamacare, they claimed it was a lie. Obamacare was still great because it slowed the rate of the increase that would have naturally happened. I asked one guy if his mother ever dropped him on his head as a baby. I got a really dirty look but oddly, I didn’t care.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 3:21:18 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, Gov. Rick Scott, Republican, caved and put in the state exchange after initially rejecting it. He will probably be voted out after this whopping premium increase, a fitting end for a compromiser.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee
"I asked one guy if his mother ever dropped him on his head as a baby. I got a really dirty look but oddly, I didn’t care."

Thanks Dutch. I needed a laugh. :}

10 posted on 08/01/2014 3:41:52 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If only someone could have seen this coming.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 3:42:33 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: Dutch Boy

My wife coined a phrase years ago....”conscious denial”. Basically it’s lying to yourself. That’s what all liberals do.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 3:52:43 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe I’m not thinking far enough ahead, but where are the lawyers in all of this? They have a powerful lobby but I think they would be showing their cards by now when they realize that all of the people’s money going to medical doesn’t leave much for them.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 3:57:26 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: DAC21

They’ll see the entire medical industry incomes nose dive along with the standard of care in the next decade or sooner.

Soon, only the wealthy and government employees with the remaining good health insurance/benefits will be unaffected.

Not too many years from now, when most all the past generation who are now in their late 70s and 80, will be dead. They will be the last generation to have good heath insurance benefits, retirements benefits etc. When they are all gone, watch for things like big pharma to nose dive into the ground as well...

No way those in their 20s, 30, 40, and 50s/60s today, will be able to afford all that super expensive daily medications/treatments as the past generation are currently consuming...no way....

Bet the rent..


14 posted on 08/01/2014 4:01:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Diogenesis

LOOK FOR THIS TO TURN FLORIDA INTO A RED STATE. This is THE big insurer in the state. Letters will go out about October....Just in time for the election.

Lots of seniors here with BCBS Medicare Advantage.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 4:11:58 PM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

17% will hurt, but I doubt that it is enough to destroy this terrible law. We have to trust the Supreme Court to restore the rule of law. Time to pray.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 4:51:31 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Diogenesis

and all the while, pay ever-increasing deductibles and premiums.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 5:16:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: txrefugee

You want a democrat to take his place? Are you putting me on?


18 posted on 08/01/2014 5:18:22 PM PDT by GOPJ ( NBC - - "Nothing But Crap" network ... jerk smirk scum...)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I agree. Even when faced with the truth, libs will deny it to the end.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:21 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’ll go 200-300%.

What do you think will happen when they have to cover all the uninsured “pre-exixting” hepatitis/AIDS packers?


20 posted on 08/01/2014 6:01:46 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Diogenesis

“...diseases, courtesy of ObamaCARE and RomneyCARE”

someone here is suffering from RFS [Romney fixation syndrome]. Dio sounds like the demoncrats who are always bringing up Bush in any and all conversations. in case anyone is clueless as to whom Dio did not support in 2008, the correct answer is Romney.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 6:18:09 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: Pollster1
17% will hurt, but I doubt that it is enough to destroy this terrible law. We have to trust the Supreme Court to restore the rule of law. Time to pray.

17% increase after one year. Expect similar annual increases each subsequent year, as long as Obamacare remains the government slush fund that it is.

22 posted on 08/01/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: IWONDR

Despite your confusion between 2008 and 2014 and
your impetuous presumption, ROMNEY and RomneyCARE
are the reasons that ObamaCARE remains, and the
EXEMPT are going home.

RomneyCARE = HillaryCARE = ObamaCARE and they
have the same “creators”.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 7:15:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Documentation File on the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 8:52:21 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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