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Schadenfreude: MSNBC Anchor Sees His Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket Under ObamaCare
Downtrend.com ^ | November 2013 | Brian Carey

Posted on 05/05/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT by Baynative

“Thnx Mr. President!”

That’s what former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan had to say to President Obama in a tweet earlier today.

He was saying it sarcastically. You know, like when you say “thanks a lot!” to someone who bumps into you in the hallway, causing you to spill your coffee all over your clothes.

But Mr. Ratigan experienced something far worse than a coffee spill. His health insurance premiums are skyrocketing thanks to the hilariously named Affordable Care Act.

What happened? Well, for starters, Ratigan had catastrophic health insurance coverage. That means that he sees himself as pretty healthy and is willing to pay out-of-pocket for routine medical expenses. However, if he gets hit by the proverbial beer truck and ends up with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, he’s covered.

That was under his old plan, which cost him $170 per month.

His old plan, of course, wasn’t good enough for President Obama. Yes, this is the same President Obama who promised everyone with a straight face that they could their existing health insurance under his new health care law.

Ratigan found out, much like millions of others are finding out, that the President lied when he made that promise.

Now, Ratigan’s new health insurance premium is $600 per month.

“Thnx Mr. President!”

We might almost feel sorry for the guy if he wasn’t a former MSNBC host who used to berate Republican guests.

Now, he is learning the hard way that those Republicans were promoting ideas that would save him, and millions of other Americans, a lot of money.

Hey, some people learn the hard way.


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To: Baynative

Dylan Ratigan, the MSNBC’er needs to hold on...he hasn’t seen anything yet. Wait until this October when he gets his notice explaining his premium starting January 2015.

Of course Obama may, by overlord executive action, order the Exchange insurers to delay mailing those notice until after the November election. He’s already decreed that the 2015 rates will not be posted to the Obamacare exchange website until after the November election...so that folks won’t see that shopping around won’t allow them to escape the premium increases.


51 posted on 05/05/2014 12:55:49 PM PDT by House Atreides
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He’s just another demagogue, not surprisingly, was an Occutard. Thanks Baynative.

MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan petitioned Sen. Dick Durbin on protesters’ behalf
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2797663/posts


52 posted on 05/05/2014 12:58:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Baynative

Give up health care or you bar tab!


53 posted on 05/05/2014 1:13:54 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Baynative

Couldn’t happen to a bigger scumbag. Schadenfreude indeed!


54 posted on 05/05/2014 1:23:13 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Baynative

Better put some ice on that.


55 posted on 05/05/2014 1:31:25 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Baynative

But. . . if he has a baby, his maternity fees are covered!


56 posted on 05/05/2014 1:46:49 PM PDT by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: Guardian Sebastian
since this was argued in the Supreme Court as a tax, will everyone be able to deduct the cost of the insurance premium

The premium for insurance was not the tax, the tax was the penalty for NOT buying insurance.

57 posted on 05/05/2014 2:25:16 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Onelifetogive

“The premium for insurance was not the tax, the tax was the penalty for NOT buying insurance.”

I don’t think so; the Supreme Court acknowledged that the law was changing the relationship between the government and the citizens, and that the only way the government could force someone to buy something was via a “tax” (in the same manner as public education, military spending, etc.).


58 posted on 05/05/2014 3:04:11 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

Prolly yes, but subject to the 7.5% AGI threshold.


59 posted on 05/05/2014 4:04:45 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: Baynative

$600 a month is a payment on a brand new 27,000 dollar car on a 4 year loan with nothing down and no trade in.


60 posted on 05/05/2014 4:49:00 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Prolly yes, but subject to the 7.5% AGI threshold

Thanks to Obamacare, that threshold is now 10% of AGI.

61 posted on 05/05/2014 5:03:25 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

That sonsa....


62 posted on 05/05/2014 6:38:57 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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