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Health Insurers Raise Some
Rates by Double Digits

New York Times, by REED ABELSON

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Posted By:Oblio, 1/20/2013 2:41:06 PM

Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers. Dave Jones, the California insurance commissioner, said some insurance companies could raise rates as much as they did before the law was enacted.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 1/20/2013 2:46:52 PM     (No. 9128435)

What kind of garbage is that link, OP?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 1/20/2013 2:51:40 PM     (No. 9128444)

Obamadontcare never was or ever will reduce the cost of healthcare. It does NOTHING to reduce costs nor is there even a whisper of Tort reform, but then we knew that years ago. It was always intended to raise costs drive conventional practices out of business and herd people to the only solution that can pay elevated prices for diminished healthcare: the government.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 1/20/2013 2:52:31 PM     (No. 9128446)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/business/despite-new-health-law-some-see-sharp-rise-in-premiums.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/20/2013 2:52:32 PM     (No. 9128447)

Dynamite link. I´ve saved that as a bookmark. Looks like all the notable quotes ever made throughout history.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scrubber, 1/20/2013 3:05:18 PM     (No. 9128465)

So how´s that Obamacare working out for ya bubby?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: otronome, 1/20/2013 3:05:46 PM     (No. 9128466)

Since Obamamess was passed by our betters, our family HSA policy is up over 100%. A bunch of federal and state mandates with items we don´t want but must buy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/20/2013 3:14:22 PM     (No. 9128478)

I hear the woosh of Obama miscreants, sweeping blame for increased costs away from ObieCare to the insurance companies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LComStaff8, 1/20/2013 3:20:33 PM     (No. 9128485)

Link has been repaired.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/20/2013 3:48:56 PM     (No. 9128521)

Obamacare, meet reality.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lcomstaff, 1/20/2013 4:23:51 PM     (No. 9128581)

No. 1 watch the language.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 1/20/2013 4:54:51 PM     (No. 9128625)

The Orwellian doublespeak named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will result in less coverage for more money.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/20/2013 5:17:20 PM     (No. 9128659)

I doubt that President Hologram really believed that the government could force insurance companies to insure everyone regardless of health, provide mental health benefits on a par with regular health benefits (think of Eliot Carlin on the old Bob Newhart show, who had daily therapy, plus group therapy regardless of the theme of the group) and cover children up to the age of 26.
Surely even someone as unintelligent as the president would know that. But he didn´t care. It was important for his legacy to push through the abomination known as kenyan care.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 1/20/2013 5:55:29 PM     (No. 9128687)

FTA: Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own.

I fall into the later of that sentence. Up 25% for 2013. Thanks Barry and the Socialists.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/20/2013 5:56:42 PM     (No. 9128688)

0bamacare was never about health care or insurance costs. It is about destroying the great middle class and turning them into dependents of the welfare state begging for crumbs from the left wing politicians. It´s doing its intended job.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bob913, 1/20/2013 7:43:24 PM     (No. 9128848)

This is their pay off for supporting obama. Watch how the ceo´s make a $100 million a piece

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/21/2013 4:13:48 AM     (No. 9129288)

But, but Barry and his lying breathern demonrats said rates would go down...

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