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Obamacare’s phony numbers? – Updated

How many of the 7.1 “enrollees” lost their insurance first due to Obamacare? How many already had insurance and switched?  7.1 have logged in but how many have purchased?   This appears to be one giant shell game…

Update:   So much for lowering the cost of health care or keeping prices under control, like the Democrats promised with the “Affordable” Care Act.

A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that ObamaCare is sending premiums rising at the fastest clip in decades.

For the last, about, five years they’ve been doing this survey, so this was the largest percentage increase in any quarter since they’ve been doing (it),” said Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute.

“But at 12 percent, 11 percent increase on average across all the states — that puts it at the upper end of any increase we’ve seen for decades.”

That is the national average in a survey done by Morgan Stanley. But in some states, it found rates are soaring.

“There are specific states with exorbitant increases,” Gottlieb said. “Delaware had 100 percent increase, Florida had a 37 percent increase, Pennsylvania 28 percent increase, California had a 53 percent increase in their premiums.”   …

The CBO also projects future premium increases over the next decade.

Insurance companies will soon have to set rates for 2015, and analysts fear reported higher costs now will mean increases next year, as well.

“They’re going to see an announcement that next year’s premium’s going to be 25 percent or maybe 50 percent higher than what they’re now paying,” says John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

 

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2 comments on “Obamacare’s phony numbers? – Updated

  1. What I can’t reconcile: why are you and others opposed to enabling millions of Americans to have access to health insurance? Have you ever been denied insurance?
    I have, and was perfectly healthy, as were all members of my family. But both my parents died of cancer, and that was enough for me and my family to be denied any coverage. Now I can get health insurance, and so can millions of others who really need it. Thank God for Obamacare. Nice to finally have someone who cares about his fellow man in the White House.

    • There are two falsehoods with this statement: 1. that we who oppose Obamacare don’t want people without healthcare to be unable to get it, and that 2. Obama, unlike others, is the only one who cares about his fellow man. The truth is that most of us are in favor of allowing the uninsurable to gain access to catastrophic health care, but we do so without the transcendent boondoggle that is this 2000 page monstrosity that never comes close to the promise of insuring 31 million. It raises tremendous amounts of taxes on the middle class that is forced to pay for much higher coverage and unwanted coverages, and it forces Christians to violate their 1st Amendment rights by paying procedures to which they are fundamentally opposed. Also, having friends who died under Canada’s socialized system due to delayed treatments, the potential, if not inevitable, decline in services associated with mandated cost cuts for hospitals (to maintain solvency), means that our concern is with the loss of service for millions of Americans under a government that cannot control its own budget much less manage 1/6th of the economy. It is hubris to think that bureaucrats are smart enough and capable enough to run an economy as complex and extensive as this one. Finally, our concern is that cost overruns of every public program from Medicare to whatever, will hasten the decline of the country and make it unable to pay any of its bills, including Obamacare, which will make the whole enterprise a complete waste of time and plunge us into a third world economy.

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