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Insurance premium increases shock Charlotte consumers
The Charlotte Observer ^ | 10-6-13 | Karen Garloch

Posted on 10/06/2013 11:12:29 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Across North Carolina, thousands of people have been shocked in recent weeks to find out their health insurance plans will be canceled at the end of the year – and premiums for comparable coverage could increase sharply.

One of them is George Schwab of Charlotte, who pays $228 a month for his family’s $10,000 deductible plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

In a Sept. 23 letter, Blue Cross notified him that his current plan doesn’t meet benefit requirements outlined in the Affordable Care Act and suggested a comparable plan for $1,208 a month – $980 more than he now pays.

“I’m 62 and retired,” Schwab said. “This creates a tremendous financial burden for our family.

“The President told the American people numerous times that… ‘If you like your coverage, you can keep it,’” Schwab said. “How can we keep it if it has been eliminated? How can we keep it if the premium has been increased 430 percent in one year?”

Schwab and others who purchase insurance individually, and not through employer-sponsored group plans, are finding that the Affordable Care Act may be unaffordable for their families.

The new law, which rolled out to consumers this week with the opening of the online insurance marketplace, requires most Americans to buy insurance or pay a fine. It also sets minimum standards for health benefits and prohibits insurers from excluding or charging higher premiums for people who have pre-existing medical conditions.

“There’s good and bad in the law,” said Chris Blount, a Blue Cross agent wth Piedmont Benefits Group in Charlotte. “I think it’s bad that we can’t have as many choices as we’ve had before. But it’s not like you’re having to pay more and getting less. You’re having to pay more, and you’re getting more.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; increases; insurance; nc; northcarolina; obamacare; obamacarepremiums; obamascare; premium
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To: grania
MA is more complex than just being loony liberal

As are all the liberal states.

However, the fact is that the majority of the votes go progressive time and time again...you cannot hide the fact that they are leftist states in general.

And MA in general WANTED socialized medicine.

41 posted on 10/06/2013 1:00:19 PM PDT by what's up
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The first clue is he said “the president” instead of “Obama”. This tells me he’s still in love with the won.

And isn’t it strange that the media is just now reporting on the people who got bad news letters in September.


42 posted on 10/06/2013 1:24:23 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: duckman
Blame those repubs that stayed home cause Romney wasn’t conservative enough.

That's the equivalent of blaming the victim of a mugging. Blame the GOP-E for their self-serving primary structure that gives us RINOs cycle after cycle.

43 posted on 10/06/2013 1:28:04 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: All

Premiums will be double for smokers. WOW! We all better sell our stock in KOOL Cigarettes.


44 posted on 10/06/2013 1:29:41 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A friend of mine told me that her insurance premiums will triple in price come January 2014 and that her coverage will be worse.


45 posted on 10/06/2013 1:33:11 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mylife

Sandy Fluke-Puke certainly does; she’s singlehandedly keeping the birth control pill industry afloat. She eats ‘em by the handful, like M&Ms. LOL.


46 posted on 10/06/2013 1:34:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hold fast House Republicans. Word is getting out.


If anyone thinks that Obama is some kind of strategic mastermind, consider the fact that Obama chose the Obamacare rollout to fight the defunding battle.


47 posted on 10/06/2013 1:39:00 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

> When you take a thousand dollars from each family
times 100 million families, you have removed 300 billion dollars of
discretionary spending from the economy.
The economy will collapse.

Obamacare is economic suicide.

0bie didn’t think this through did her? Or did he?
The man is either as inept as they come, tremendously evil, or all of the above and its intentional to collapse our economy or hostile takeover or put us ino a position where the government will come to our rescue and provde a trojan horse tat will give them complete control of the citizenry.


48 posted on 10/06/2013 1:41:54 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: what's up

Romney sucked and its great that he finally is put out to pasture

The only thing that would be worse than the situation we are in would be seeing that liar and con man in the WH fine tuning the ACA.


49 posted on 10/06/2013 1:41:58 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: jsanders2001

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Insurance premium increases shock Charlotte consumers, jsanders2001 wrote:
> When you take a thousand dollars from each family
times 100 million families, you have removed 300 billion dollars of
discretionary spending from the economy.
The economy will collapse.

Obamacare is economic suicide.

0bie didn’t think this through did her? Or did he?
The man is either as inept as they come, tremendously evil, or all of the above and its intentional to collapse our economy for a hostile takeover or put us ino a position where the government will come to our rescue and provde a trojan horse answer thtat will give them complete control of the citizenry.


50 posted on 10/06/2013 1:43:45 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Rome2000
The only thing that would be worse than the situation we are in would be seeing that liar and con man in the WH fine tuning the ACA.

Disagree.

I didn't like Romney much but Obama is far worse.

51 posted on 10/06/2013 1:44:13 PM PDT by what's up
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To: duckman
>>>Elections have consequences. Blame those repubs that stayed home cause Romney wasn’t conservative enough.

Yeah....Harry Reid would have allowed for a vote in the senate to repeal it.

How about we blame those republicans who keep putting up RINO's with no spine? Or are you one of them....

52 posted on 10/06/2013 1:54:29 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: BlessedBeGod

C’mon. This 62 year old and his family now have mandated birth control and pregnancy coverage.

Obamacare is the cable television of health care. You have to pay for 900 things you don’t want and won’t use just to get the 20 to 50 things you do want.


53 posted on 10/06/2013 2:00:28 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
"I mean, you are a guy and probably your wife is about your age but you get maternity!"

As a guy, I'm really looking forward to my first exam by the OB/GYN. Should be interesting.

Just hope the doc's a female...


54 posted on 10/06/2013 2:06:27 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Sgt_Schultze; All


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55 posted on 10/06/2013 2:06:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: what's up

Not EVERYONE in MA is an idiot liberal. About 1/3 of the voters would consider themselves NOT liberal; some conservatives, some moderates.


56 posted on 10/06/2013 2:55:46 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Of course not everyone is a liberal.

But it's considered one of the most far-left states for a reason...the majority of voters vote left-wing.

57 posted on 10/06/2013 2:58:51 PM PDT by what's up
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“You’re having to pay more, and you’re getting more.”

Yeah that’s great. Unless a. you don’t want “more” and b. you can’t afford “more”.

I don’t know ANYBODY who has an extra $1000 per month just lying around.


58 posted on 10/06/2013 3:03:44 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: BlessedBeGod
You’re having to pay more, and you’re getting more.”

Sex reassignment surgery, same-sex fertility coverage.

59 posted on 10/06/2013 3:37:29 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
But it’s not like you’re having to pay more and getting less. You’re having to pay more, and you’re getting more.”

Good point. The problem is that you simply can't afford that "more." For instance, I'd love to own a Bugati Veyron. According to "Top Gear," it may be the best automobile ever built. If I were to buy it, I'd be getting something really great. The only problem is that I simply can't afford all the nifty stuff that goes into the car.

That's something that the leftists in the regime simply can't understand. Unlike government, people have to live within their budgets.

Mark

60 posted on 10/06/2013 3:41:24 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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