Have you saved $2500 yet

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  1. g8orbill
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    http://blog.heritage.org/2014/03/21...ion&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=morningbell

    from the article:

    President Obama recently admitted that Obamacare will cause some Americans to lose their doctors. Some have suggested that his promise “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” should be 2014’s “Lie of the Year.” But what about his promise that Obamacare would lower premiums by $2,500 per family?

    As we—what’s the opposite of celebrate?—the fourth anniversary of Obamacare’s passage this weekend, Americans have already seen their premiums double or even triple. And premiums aren’t finished going up.

    Next year’s rates won’t be released until this summer, but The Hill recently spoke to insurance company officials and got a frightful preview of where they’re headed. One “insurance official, who hails from a populous swing state, said his company expects to triple its rates next year on the Obamacare exchange.”

    This year’s pricing in the new Obamacare exchanges raised premiums for people buying in the individual market in at least 42 states. >>>See how much their premiums went up, by state
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    Interesting to note that the states where the costs went down are all states that went for Obama...

    Quid pro quo?
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    They haven't went down here. In fact it went up along with deductibles.
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    Not "all the states..."
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    Or maybe because those states expanded medicare too?
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    Mine has barely budged. I'm not sure what kind of insurance people had that has caused it to "double" or "triple", but I'm guessing it was not good.. as in, get sick.. get dumped.
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    I think you mean Medicaid
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    I'm still curious where this elusive $2500 savings was even initially estimated. I guess politicians can just say whatever without supporting evidence.
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    Thin air
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    He should have been more aggressive, then. "The affordable health care act will save the average family $100 trillion dollars a year!"
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    How's your deductible, compared to pre-ACA?
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    obviously enviro is an exception - you know, one of those things libs love to hang their hats on-EXCEPTIONS
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    Unchanged.
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    the devil is always in the details
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    Doubtful...
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    I'm sure most of this money in 'new fees' on your health-insurance will make it's way to the DNC...

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