Good question, Ron. Like everyone, my healthcare costs have gone up dramatically in the past few years but there's no way for me to calculate how much of that increase can be attributed to specific factors that are driving those increases. Again, I have no issue with subsidizing those who genuinely need it. My issue is with handing over more and more responsibility to a gov't that has proven to be completely incompetent, corrupt, and inefficient while at the same time giving up more of my rights and dramatically increasing the welfare state. If we could figure out a single-payer system that didn't put the gov't in charge of actually delivering the services and choices around them, we could likely make that work. Small, effective federal gov't that actually achieves our shared goals in an efficient way is what we want.
Beau, there is no "BS" here. These are numbers and an opinion that runs counter to your feelings. The majority of American's do not want Obamacare based on every poll that has been done. Most of the country will agree that there are a few very good parts of Obamacare like making it illegal for people with pre-existing conditions to be denied healthcare. I am glad that those provisions have helped you and others in your situation. Unfortunately, those very few good parts are wrapped in over 2000 pages of expensive bureaucracy, job-killing regulations and mandates that restrict our personal freedoms. Overall, the law is very destructive to the country as a whole and it needs to be repealed and replaced. I hope you are able to make better decisions moving forward. Since you aren't smart enough to stop smoking with a respiratory illness, or save your money for your own medicines instead of spending it on cigarettes, are you smart enough to be saving for your retirement? Or will the taxpayers be forced to support you and your poor decisions for your entire life?
“Due to the ACA’s sweeping market reforms, rates for low-premium plans have increased exponentially between 2013 and 2014. In fact, on average, a healthy 30 year old male nonsmoker will see his lowest cost insurance option increase 260 percent,” reads AAF’s report.
A healthy 30-year-old would see his health insurance costs rise in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Pre-Obamacare premiums average about $62 per month, according to AAF, while post-Obamacare premiums average about $187 per month — a 202 percent difference. The average change between 2013 and 2014 low-cost premiums is 260 percent.
Premium increases vary by state. The biggest increase is in Vermont, where young people will face a $332, or 600 percent, increase in insurance costs."
For those like wjhamilton that cannot figure out google or only subscribe to the gov't controlled media, here's a real-world example of what Obamacare is doing to young people: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/10/09/college-grad-says-obamacare-has-raped-my-future-in-viral-letter/ Plenty more reports with out there if you're not too lazy to look for them....
Really weak article. There are zero facts about how much these "low priced" healthcare options are actually going cost. For those that haven't been paying attention, these options are giving people sticker shock as they are much more than people were expecting, especially for the young. Yet another fluff piece aimed at pushing the left-wing agenda.
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