OBAMA LIED: New Obamacare Law Is Already Forcing Premiums to Double in Some States. Gee, and we’re surprised about this revelation why? Could it have been that
the president simply said anything to get the bill passed?
Of course these premium increases are hard on those who currently have health insurance. What’s missing in the story is the Bureau of Labor Statistcs (BLS) number of 12.2 million unemployed. These are folks who are likely not to have any health insurance. Give the lack of positive movement in the economy and unemployment the opportunity for these people to get health insurance is severely lacking.
Upon signing the recent “fiscal cliff” bill, Obama superciliously stated, “
“Under this law, more than 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up.”
Those looking into the newly signed bill have determined that 70 percent of Americans are going to pay more taxes in 2013.
In 2010 Barack Obama said insurance premiums will decrease by 3,000% so you should get a raise when Obamacare passes.
But that was before the bill was passed.
Now it looks like some customers will see their insurance premiums double.
The New York Times reported:
Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers.
Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own.
In California, Aetna is proposing rate increases of as much as 22 percent, Anthem Blue Cross 26 percent and Blue Shield of California 20 percent for some of those policy holders, according to the insurers’ filings with the state for 2013. These rate requests are all the more striking after a 39 percent rise sought by Anthem Blue Cross in 2010 helped give impetus to the law, known as the Affordable Care Act, which was passed the same year and will not be fully in effect until 2014.
In other states, like Florida and Ohio, insurers have been able to raise rates by at least 20 percent for some policy holders. The rate increases can amount to several hundred dollars a month.
(Via Gateway Pundit.)