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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ObamaCare Premiums to Skyrocket in Coming Months

"Don't worry your pretty little heads over this increase. I promised you that families would save $2500 every year with ObamaCare. Don't you trust me? Besides, old people are now useless to the State."

Yeah, no kidding. The way ObamaCare was written, premiums were guaranteed to rise. Huge premium increases were baked into legislation.

From The Hill:

Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration
The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper ObamaCare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015. 
The industry complaints come less than a week after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to downplay concerns about rising premiums in the healthcare sector. She told lawmakers rates would increase in 2015 but grow more slowly than in the past.  
“The increases are far less significant than what they were prior to the Affordable Care Act,” the secretary said in testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. 
Her comment baffled insurance officials, who said it runs counter to the industry’s consensus about next year.  [What do they know? The Obama Administration are the real experts.]
“It’s pretty shortsighted because I think everybody knows that the way the exchange has rolled out … is going to lead to higher costs,” said one senior insurance executive who requested anonymity. 
The insurance official, who hails from a populous swing state, said his company expects to triple its rates next year on the ObamaCare exchange.  
The hikes are expected to vary substantially by region, state and carrier.  
Areas of the country with older, sicker or smaller populations are likely to be hit hardest, while others might not see substantial increases at all [emphasis mine].

So, higher costs and premiums, the Obama Administration lying about it (and probably looking for likely scapegoats-- the GOP, greed, and young people being the most likely candidates), and declining health care is all but guaranteed... ObamaCare is working out just great for everyone. Right?

And let's note that ObamaCare is going to be hardest on the old and the infirm. Oh, the compassion and human concern of the Left is without equal. We should also remember that the AARP gave ObamaCare it's seal of approval years back. I guess their loyalty's a little more in accord with the DC political class than with their members. What a shock!

Remember that this piece of trash legislation was passed in the middle of a December night, against the repeated protests of the American people, and without a single GOP vote. It was because of the Dems' and Obama's arrogant insistence that we're saddled with this expensive, intrusive, and unworkable piece of crap. Let us never forget that.

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