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Aetna CEO: Obamacare Could Double Insurance Premiums

None1257 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:03 PM
Should we be thinking long term or should we be more concerned about what happens in the short term? Is what is important is the cost of insurance in the short term, or the cost of insurance in the long term? Do you know how fast the cost of health insurance will double in cost?
GlockG22Shoots40s Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 6:45 PM
The problem is NOT the cost of Health Insurance... the problem is the cost of HEALTHCARE! Doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment companies, are all covering their back-sides with higher pricing to pay for malpractice insurance as well as countless un-needed testing just to be "thorough" ... tort reform is the first step to lowering healthcare cost and insurance costs will follow.
JRusso Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:15 PM
Long term: socialized health care. There'll be no health insurance for any except the very wealthy and those who get "waivers".

Short term: clean out your bank account before the Sec of HHS orders the IRS to do it.
Dan369 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:08 PM
Try not to confuse "health care" with "coverage". Everyone can have coverage, that doesn't mean you are going to get care. It's just another way to take money from people - exactly as the Supreme Court ruled - "call it a tax and it is legal".
JRusso Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 2:58 PM
Yesterday on CNBC, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said that health insurance premiums could as much as double if Obamacare comes into full effect:

To provide all Americans with health insurance, premiums will have to rise to pay for it, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Wednesday.

"If we're going to insure all Americans, which is a worthy and appropriate cause, then somebody has to pay for it," Bertolini said of the expected premium increases under Obamacare.

Bertolini said that insurance premiums could double in some places just on the basis of what types...