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Here are the big losers in ObamaCare
New York Post ^ | 1-2-14 | Carl Campanile, Bruce Golding and Beth DeFalco

Posted on 01/02/2014 3:24:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

New York’s small-business owners, seniors and doctors are among the big losers as President Obama’s prescription for health-insurance reform takes effect.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses, an organization that represents nearly 11,000 entrepreneurs across the state, says it has yet to find a single member whose health-care costs are going down under the ObamaCare program, whose plans took effect New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, an “overwhelming majority” of businesses canvassed by the group has reported increases in their insurance premiums, said Mike Durant, the NFIB’s New York director.

Michael Kennedy, who runs two family-owned dog-grooming salons near Albany, said changes to his cut-rate insurance coverage mandated by ObamaCare had more than doubled the cost, from $132.99 to $325.92 a month per person.

And when he checked the cost of buying an ObamaCare policy instead, it was “basically the same price, or even more,” he said.

Kennedy, 46, said that he and his wife clear only about $60,000 a year from their Pink Dog Parlor and Resort business, and that paying the new, higher premiums will be “a huge challenge.”

“It’s like another 100 dogs we need to groom,” he said.

Capt. Fred Ardolino, who is the owner of the Atlantis charter yacht that cruises New York City’s waterways, said he was betrayed by Obama’s now infamous promise that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

Ardolino, 69, of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, said his family physician was “randomly removed” from the network of managed-Medicare doctors approved by his insurance company, Oxford Health Plans.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; obamacare; premiums; unitedhealthcare
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To: savedbygrace

But, the federal STATUTE says Medicare is VOLUNTARY for those over aged 65. Federal bureaucrats at Social Security and Medicare have made it de facto mandatory, and insurers dumped the older patients with glee on the government.

21 posted on 01/02/2014 5:55:08 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: livius

..,”going to have a major impact on the health and well being of older people. All the better to clear the way for the death panels I guess.”..

Yes..And, especially if they are Southern Conservatives.

22 posted on 01/02/2014 6:15:25 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

On the socialist ship they always have room for one more and when the ship sinks they blame conservatives for not building a bigger ship.

23 posted on 01/02/2014 8:31:18 AM PST by Vaduz
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24 posted on 01/02/2014 2:10:04 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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25 posted on 01/02/2014 2:10:33 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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