- Earlier this month Kaiser Health News reports that Covered California exchange projects that ObamaCare premiums may rise on average 8% next year — the projected rate increase in California included in the exchange’s annual proposed budget — which are evidently on the rise in order to pay bureaucrats inflated salaries and huge bonuses.
Flashback: Remember Obama’s Grandiose Promises Made how Govt Managed Healthcare was Going to Lower Premiums and be the Greatest Thing since Sliced Bread
HHS has Given a Free Pass to Exxon, Pepsi, Chevron, Visa Together with NYC and Even the Dept of Defense but Has Taken the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ to Court Insisting they Must Either Comply with the ObamaCare HHS Mandate or Face Crushing Fines
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(IBD) Welcome To Wendy’s… Self-Serving Kiosks Will be Added at 6000+ Locations This Year Joining a Growing Trend of Companies Across the Country
Flashback: On the 28 October, 2014 I wrote here that Lowe’s/Orchard Supply in San Jose added ‘Robotic Shopping Assistants’ for ones convenience, just as one will now commonly find self-service kiosks at airports, the U.S. Postal Service and Hertz locations, just to name a few throughout the country and no one gives them a second thought.
(WaPo) Hillary Clinton takes to Twitter cheering ObamaCare as Affordable Huh??? – Obama promised the ACA would lower premiums by $2500 for a typical family per year however even Obama’s former Medicare Chief Marilyn Tavenner who ran ObamaCare has forecast ACA premiums will rise faster next year.
As they do, young healthy people will be forced out of the ObamaCare exchanges and the only people that will be able to afford ObamaCare will be high risk patients who qualify for federal subsidies (government handouts) and without enough young healthy people in the exchanges to pay for the less healthy and sick ones, taxpayers will be stuck with more-and-more of the costs over time – a situation that is unsustainable in the long run.
(Catholic Online) Insurance companies are telling Obama and the American people, they must raise premiums, others are pulling out of the ObamaCare Exchanges” just this week we’ve learned that United Healthcare, the biggest health insurer in the U.S. is pulling out of most of the so called marketplaces in 2017 — this is more proof that ObamaCare, rammed down our throats by the Democrats that controlled Congress during the first two years of Obama’s presidency, haphazardly designed a system destined to fail.
Gone are the day’s of Obama’s grandiose promises that ObamaCare would drive down healthcare costs by $2500 a year — where oh where are those promised savings? I digress.
Insurance companies are complaining they cannot generate profits while treating patients–businesses often change what markets will bear and because health care is related to survival, people will pay premium costs. However without meaningful competition, regulation and government collusion, prices naturally rise to a premium cost that prices out those at the bottom and may bankrupt the middle.
Compelling the middle-class to make installments in their pending bankruptcies — Many Americans have realized there is nothing “Affordable” about the Democrat passage of the so called ‘Affordable Care Act’ – On the 10 November, I wrote here that ObamaCare deductibles were rising faster faster than premiums or wages and that a majority of the co-ops were failing and at significant cost to the taxpayers.
Hopefully the rallying call this year during the presidential race will be to repeal and replace this monstrosity called ObamaCare with health insurance which Americans can purchase across state lines (as they do life and car insurance today) which will drive competition, lowering insurance premiums and the sky-high deductibles which have resulted when government meddles in the marketplace.
In 2013 the CBO Projected that Without ObamaCare 186 Million People Would Have Private Health Insurance by 2016–160 Million Employer Based Plans and 26 Million Individual Purchased Plans
(Weekly Standard) Three years ago on the eve of ObamaCare’s implementation the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that President Obama’s so called legacy achievement would result in an average of 201 million people having private health insurance in any given month in 2016
Now that 2016 is here the CBO says that just 177 million people on average will have health insurance in any given month of this year–a shortfall of 24 million people.
Based on the CBO’s own numbers it appears that ObamaCare has actually ‘reduced’ the number of people with private health insurance. The CBO now says that with ObamaCare 177 million people will be covered by private health insurance in 2016–155 million on employer based plans, 12 million purchased through the ObamaCare exchanges and 9 million on other individually purchased plans (plus a rounding error of 1 million)
In other words it would appear that a net 9 million people have lost their private health plans thanks to ObamaCare, with a net 5 million having lost employer-based plans and a net 4 million people having lost individually purchased plans.
Chelsea Clinton: My Mom “thinks its so important to extend the Affordable Care Act to people who are living and working here regardless of immigration status…”
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Hillary Clinton: Remember When Obama Promised that ObamaCare Would Drive Down Healthcare Costs by $2500 a Year
Where are Those Promised Savings?
(AP) Walt Whitlow a self-employed remodeling contractor from Texas was receiving treatments for cancer when he received an unwelcome surprise–his ObamaCare subsidy got slashed which now meant that his ObamaCare premium quadrupled and his deductible went from $900 to $4,600
Hundreds of thousands of people are losing their ObamaCare subsidies and/or even their healthcare coverage, when they get tangled in a web of paperwork problems about income, citizenship and taxes.
Don’t you just love more-and-more government bureaucracy — Hillary Clinton and Socialist Bernie Sanders want to expand government for all. Good Grief…
Some people are dealing with serious illnesses like cancer. Ana Grando was scheduled for breast reconstruction surgery when she was notified that her ObamaCare coverage would be cancelled because of questions about her legal immigration status. — Legal Aids was able to get that matter cleared up but Grando’s ObamaCare financial subsidy was suspended.
Lynn Herrin became irritated when she received a bill from the IRS for $700 after they determined she received to large of an ObamaCare subsidy — One of about 2 Million Americans who received bills from the IRS of an average of $860 to repay ObamaCare subsidies.
Since Herrin was already having difficulty finding a doctor that would even accept ObamaCare she cancelled the health insurance plan. Subsequent to her diagnoses of oral and neck cancer, her medical costs depleted the families life savings of about $70,000 for cancer treatments.
The Fed’s have confirmed ObamaCare has terminated some 470,000 people that had enrolled in the ACA last year because of unresolved issues involving documentation, immigration status and citizenship.
When there are documentation issues the Fed’s claim, consumers have about 3 months to straighten out the snafu. (When has anyone been able to straighten out anything with federal bureaucrats in three months?)
Walt Whitlow, the Texas cancer patient said that he was blindsided. Whitlow requested that Healthcare.gov contact him by mail, he only found out that his ObamaCare subsidy was slashed when his doctor’s office called his family. Not only was he now on the hook for the full unsubsidized premium costs but now he was facing far higher co-pays and a $4600 deductible too.
“It kind of blew my mind,” said Whitlow, he said that he submitted bank statements to prove his income but apparently that was not sufficient.
Grando a legal immigrant from Brazil, lives with her daughter in North Carolina and under ObamaCare legal immigrants are entitled to obtain healthcare coverage but the paperwork battle first over her immigration status and then over her income was “a huge stress” she said. The family spent ‘hours’ on the phone with bureaucrats from Healthcare.gov as Grando was preparing for her breast reconstruction surgery.
Isn’t government managed healthcare just peachy?
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