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Report: Obamacare Triggering Double Digit Premium Increases

lois01 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 4:57 PM
Why is nobody looking at the exorbitant prices the healthcare industry charges? Why do we allow them a big pass?
Frank568 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 5:23 PM
Pay for it yourself and see the costs come down. Health Care companies make less profit than Microsoft.
Judy S Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 5:13 PM
JC Lady, Do you know what a skilled RN makes? Do you know what it costs to get machinery into a hospital for both diagnostic and treatment therapy? Do you know what it costs to run a hospital 24/7 or do you think we just say"good night...sleep tight" to all the patients including those in the ICU's?
If ANYONE needs to be reprimanded for salaries that are out of proportion to their worth it's the d__n politicians. And while I am at about all those billions of dollars that our "democratic" preseident sent to terrorists?
DSMike Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 5:01 PM
I am on a board of a Hospital...we are just getting by...did you know there are 115 agencies we have to follow the regulations of?
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 5:00 PM
Where have you been, lois, Antarctica?
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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: