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Report: Obamacare Triggering Double Digit Premium Increases

Diogenese_wy Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 3:21 AM
It is interesting to note that medical tourism is on the rise. You can get treated in a foreign hospital every bit as modern and up to date as those here and at one third the cost (travel expenses included). US insurance companies are even willing to pay for out of country medical treatments because it is so much less expensive. All of those American doctors who will quit practicing in the US will probably move to foreign countries and work happily ever after. Talk about shipping American jobs overseas!

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: