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Report: Obamacare Triggering Double Digit Premium Increases

Bear Trax Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 7:04 PM
What really hurts in matters like this one is that all that extra cost for insurance doesn't provide one pinky worth of health care if there are no doctors willing to take Obamacare patients. What we're getting are doctors that will treat patients for cash only, and they are the good ones. Obamacare has so many hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats with their millions of new regulationas and forms to fill out, that doctors have to spend more than they make to treat patients with Obamacare policies.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 7:12 PM
My doctor told me you'll still be able to get a doctor when Obamacare goes into effect. He just wont speak English very well.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 7:16 PM
Normal Frank Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 7:27 PM
My doc told me that we better get used to nurse practicioners. They'll be allowed to do more when we get our inevitable doctor shortage.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 7:11 PM
and, Bear Trax, as soon as the maroons in DC figure that out, they will pass a law saying that all health care professionals must accept Øcare patients...then how many health care professionals will we have in the US.

We are going to wind up with an underground health care system.

I was tempted to roll out one of our sarcastic "surprise" headlines for this post, but nothing about this law is surprising anymore.  Over and over again, conservatives' admonitions and predictions -- ranging from premium levels to cost curves to basic logistics -- have been vindicated by events.  We already knew that individual and family premiums were on the rise thanks to the president's signature law; the New York Times now reports that the government is forcing insurance companies to reach into citizens' pockets and extract up to hundreds of additional dollars per month for healthcare: