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Report: Obamacare Triggering Double Digit Premium Increases

jalexander770 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 3:26 PM
Oh no that can't be.Wasn't Obamacare suppose to keep health care premiums and costs down? I guess the only ones will be surprised are the clueless that voted for you know who.
SwimwareIsMe Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 3:28 PM
He promised 3300% reduction in premiums.
SwimwareIsMe Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 3:39 PM
My bad. It was 3000%.

"Monday in Strongsville, Ohio, Obama said that if his health care bill passes, American employers could wind up paying 3,000% less for their health insurance plans."
Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 3:47 PM
It is impossible to pay 3000% less for something. Once you hit 100% less it becomes free.

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: