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#264460 - 10/27/13 12:56 PM Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out
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LINK Yeah! :-)

Quote:
Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don't like what they see.


These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market. Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.

Although recent criticism of the healthcare law has focused on website glitches and early enrollment snags, experts say sharp price increases for individual policies have the greatest potential to erode public support for President Obama's signature legislation.


If you like the policy you already have, ya can keep ... Oops. gobsmacked


Edited by issodhos (10/27/13 03:42 PM)
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#264463 - 10/27/13 01:04 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: issodhos]
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Originally Posted By: issodhos
Change you can believe in! Yeah! :-)

Indeed! While anocdotal, my healthcare contribution has gone from $141/mo to $0. Office visits from $0 to $20. I'd have to see a doctor seven times a month to equal what I used to pay out as a monthly cost. And, if I'm going to see a doctor seven times a month - you better believe the eighth visit will be dinner and a movie. smile
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#264469 - 10/27/13 01:40 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: california rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
anocdotal, my healthcare contribution has gone from $141/mo to $0. Office visits from $0 to $20. I'd have to see a doctor seven times a month to equal what I used to pay out as a monthly cost. And, if I'm going to see a doctor seven times a month - you better believe the eighth visit will be dinner and a movie. smile


Good deal, rick. Who is paying for it?
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#264477 - 10/27/13 03:34 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: issodhos]
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Originally Posted By: issodhos
Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.


I missed your link....


could you please provide evidence of the connection that is asserted in the unlinked article that you posted?


Edited by Ardy (10/27/13 03:56 PM)
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#264478 - 10/27/13 03:36 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: issodhos]
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Originally Posted By: issodhos
Originally Posted By: california rick
anocdotal, my healthcare contribution has gone from $141/mo to $0. Office visits from $0 to $20. I'd have to see a doctor seven times a month to equal what I used to pay out as a monthly cost. And, if I'm going to see a doctor seven times a month - you better believe the eighth visit will be dinner and a movie. smile


Good deal, rick. Who is paying for it?

My employer, just as before. Except now I have no monthly contribution because the premium went down so much. Hmm
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#264504 - 10/27/13 06:23 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: california rick]
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Originally Posted By: issodhos
Originally Posted By: california rick
anocdotal, my healthcare contribution has gone from $141/mo to $0. Office visits from $0 to $20. I'd have to see a doctor seven times a month to equal what I used to pay out as a monthly cost. And, if I'm going to see a doctor seven times a month - you better believe the eighth visit will be dinner and a movie. smile


Good deal, rick. Who is paying for it?

My employer, just as before. Except now I have no monthly contribution because the premium went down so much. Hmm



Is your employer hiring, right now, rick? Might want to let the Californians who are getting their premiums jacked-up that there is an employer they can believe in. Only fair, I would think. :-)
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#264507 - 10/27/13 06:36 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: Ardy]
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Originally Posted By: Ardy
Originally Posted By: issodhos
Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.


I missed your link....


could you please provide evidence of the connection that is asserted in the unlinked article that you posted?


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#264509 - 10/27/13 06:54 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: issodhos]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
Originally Posted By: issodhos
Originally Posted By: california rick
anocdotal, my healthcare contribution has gone from $141/mo to $0. Office visits from $0 to $20. I'd have to see a doctor seven times a month to equal what I used to pay out as a monthly cost. And, if I'm going to see a doctor seven times a month - you better believe the eighth visit will be dinner and a movie. smile


Good deal, rick. Who is paying for it?

My employer, just as before. Except now I have no monthly contribution because the premium went down so much. Hmm



Is your employer hiring, right now, rick? Might want to let the Californians who are getting their premiums jacked-up that there is an employer they can believe in. Only fair, I would think. :-)

Actually we are. Are you interested in being a 'cafeteria lady'? smile
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#264517 - 10/27/13 08:19 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: Ardy]
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Originally Posted By: Ardy
Originally Posted By: Ardy
Originally Posted By: issodhos
Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.


I missed your link....


could you please provide evidence of the connection that is asserted in the unlinked article that you posted?


Bump




I provided the link earlier today when you pointed out that I had forgotten to include it, Ardy.
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#264522 - 10/27/13 08:55 PM Re: Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out [Re: california rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
Actually we are. Are you interested in being a 'cafeteria lady'? smile

Mine got bumped up to $384 a month and the deductible raised to $2,000. But, I also got a .97 cent rebate for the year because of Obamacare's new rules! I'm guessing you will be keeping your current policy, then? :-))

P.s. The commute would be too much, and the idea of leaving my current environs is, to me, a decidedly unpleasant thought. ;-)


Edited by issodhos (10/27/13 08:55 PM)
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