Where Obamacare premiums will soar

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  1. mocgator
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    Enjoy Ohio and Florida... You voted for this..

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/06/news/economy/obamacare-premiums/index.html

    In Florida, for instance, officials constructed a hypothetical silver-level plan based on the offerings available today. Then they looked at how the cost of that plan compares to the average silver plan that will be available on the exchange. Florida found premiums will rise between 7.6% and 58.8%, depending on the insurer. The average increase would be 35%.

    Ohio, meanwhile, said there would be an average increase of 41% by comparing a trade association's report of premiums for all plans available today with the average premium expected on the exchange.

    Indiana officials said prices would rise an average of 72%. But they were looking at the cost of providing care, not actual premiums.


    Our analysis found that 21-year-old men will pay a lot more for an exchange plan, but 42-year-old women and 62-year-old men will shell out less for a silver-level plan that comes with a $2,500 deductible and a roughly $25 co-pay for office visits.

    Under this scenario, a young man's monthly rate will rise to $214 on the exchange next year, up 63% from today. The woman, however, will pay $284, a drop of more than 7%, while the older man will be charged $615, a nearly 6% decrease. This is because Obamacare requires that women pay the same amount as men and does not allow insurers to charge older participants more than three times the young.


    I see.. the young less affluent and more healthy will have to pay for the older, more affluent and less healthy. That clears it up....

    And all of this is rubbish anyways... cost of coverage is meaningless... the issue will be the lack of treatment options. Universal coverage does not mean universal treatment. Practices are not going to operate at a loss. Mine included.
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    But, but, but if you like the plan you've got, you can keep it...(though it will cost you). And if you like your current docs, you can keep them...(not so fast)

    Obamacare shoveled out all the sugar on the front end and now the castor oil will be served up and people will begin to figure out this foolishness is going to cost somebody....and the somebody is us.
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    Healthcare premiums were on the rise long before Obamacare, averaging over 30% per year, so the fact that many are going to see reduction is a step in the right direction.

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