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    Default Thanks Obamacare for making it affordable.....

    Ok so supposedly Obamacare is supposed to make health care more affordable for people.....

    So now that several things have kicked in.......

    I get a letter from my health care provider that my policy is not changing one iota......

    Now my health care will be even MORE affordable by going UP 10%!!!

    Say what??????

    WRL

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    Yep, ours went from $350 to almost $500 this month. This is a bare-bones policy; we've never had a single claim. High deductible and no frills. Thanks Mr. Prezz & Queen Pelosi.
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    its stealth "spread the wealth" baby!

    come yardly, please write at least 200 words explaining how julie and wrl are actually saving money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    Ok so supposedly Obamacare is supposed to make health care more affordable for people.....

    So now that several things have kicked in.......

    I get a letter from my health care provider that my policy is not changing one iota......

    Now my health care will be even MORE affordable by going UP 10%!!!

    Say what??????

    WRL
    I don't recall that the changes in health care were supposed to make it more affordable. I believe those changes that may have done that were all shot down by the GOP and Democratic congressional leadership. What they did end up with was at least some guarantees (supposedly) that your healthcare won't be cancelled and you get tossed aside at the whim of your insurer as is now the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david gibson View Post
    its stealth "spread the wealth" baby!

    come yardly, please write at least 200 words explaining how julie and wrl are actually saving money.
    Given that premiums have been increasing by similar amounts for years, why are the increases now the result of a system that hasn't even gone into effect? Last year was the first year in more than a decade that my premiums didn't increase by double digits.All it took to make that happen was a total economic collapse.

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    there you go juli and wrl - and it only took 57 words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    Given that premiums have been increasing by similar amounts for years, why are the increases now the result of a system that hasn't even gone into effect? Last year was the first year in more than a decade that my premiums didn't increase by double digits.All it took to make that happen was a total economic collapse.
    Sorry but this "increase" is not the "normal" yearly increase. Per their letter, this increase is specific to Obamacare.

    My "renewals" and any increases take place in May. This is an "additional" increase.

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    I sometimes wonder if increased costs of products and services are driven by Presidents, parties and politics? Are the smoke and mirrors designed to keep us from looking at the man behind the curtain?

    Are not healthcare companys, and insurance companies obliged to produce a profit for their shareholders?

    Maybe universal, single-payer, not-for-profit healthcare would be the answer.

    Oh, lordy don't go there! That's socialism. Kinda like social security, medicare, medicaid, VA, WIC etc. Eh?

    I don't have the answers. No one on this board does, but while we argue Presidents, parties and politics, we might just have our focus misdirected.

    We've started to change control of gov. from one party to another. It is likely to continue. Let's give it a couple of years...and in a couple of years...let's re-evaluate.

    I bet nothing has changed, cause we don't want to lift that curtain and find out what Pogo said was true,

    "We have met the enemy, and he is us."

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    that's private enterprise for ya.....grasping at an opportunity to blame whatever they can (the trendy scapegoat of the day) for raising costs. the past decade the trendy scapegoat has been the president. bush, obama, who's next?
    i mean, i'm all for capitalism and private enterprise, but it has its downfall, just as does socialism. capitalism=make shit up to exploit to make more money. socialism=enabling.
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    My health care insurance has been going up every year for years. Maybe they were getting a head start because they knew Obamacare was coming. I suspect it would have gone up again this year with or without Obamacare. But, with all the bad press about the rising cost of health care, I guess it’s good for the image of the insurance companies if they can point the finger elsewhere for a change.

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