Shocked face: Health insurers warn premiums could ‘increase sharply’
THIS is breaking news WSJ? “Health insurers say premiums could increase sharply because of the health-care overhaul law.” #NoShitSherlock
— matt haze (@MattHaze) March 22, 2013
Health Insurers Warn Premiums Could ‘Rise Sharply’… drudge.tw/14gNJLE
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) March 22, 2013
The Wall Street Journal reports on the gulf between the Obama administration’s rosy portrayal of Obamacare and what health insurers predict will actually happen:
Health insurers are privately warning brokers that premiums for many individuals and small businesses could increase sharply next year because of the health-care overhaul law, with the nation’s biggest firm projecting that rates could more than double for some consumers buying their own plans.
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The projected increases are at odds with what the Obama Administration says consumers should be expecting overall in terms of cost. The Department of Health and Human Services says that the law will “make health-care coverage more affordable and accessible,” pointing to a 2009 analysis by the Congressional Budget Office that says average individual premiums, on an apples-to-apples basis, would be lower.
— Keith Bliss (@KBGunner1) March 22, 2013
If you like your health plan you can keep it…as long as you’re willing to pay 116% more for it.on.wsj.com/164ShCV
— James Freeman (@FreemanWSJ) March 22, 2013
Wait … insurers say rate could “more than double” for some consumers? Who could have possibly seen that coming?
— Jim Mutter (@JimMutter) March 22, 2013
— Christine Patrick (@SVCardFan) March 22, 2013
SURPRISE! Told ya so, but ya voted this unread bill in anyway/Health Insurers Warn on Premiums increase online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…
— Ladydi (@ladydiquickwit) March 22, 2013
— Shoebox (@Shoeboxnre) March 22, 2013
I thought it was the “Affordable Care Act”? Health Insurers Warn Premiums Could ‘Rise Sharply’… drudge.tw/14gNJLE”
— John Slaughenhaupt (@slaugdawg) March 22, 2013
You can keep your plan … if you pay way more; FSA cap cut, ‘my health insurance premium at work going up’
Binders full of moochers thank Obama for ‘free’ birth control; Non-deluded angry they are paying more