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ladybug

Apr-02-14 8:28 AM

Amount as much as the lies coming from the last Adm.

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TripleD

Apr-02-14 11:10 AM

New poll shows that more Americans now support Obamacare than not. Just imagine what those numbers will be like at the end of 2016 when people see all the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Hopefully the public will remember those that tried so hard to take away their health insurance. :>)

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questioner

Apr-02-14 5:18 PM

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.

The projected increases are at odds with what the Obama Administration says consumers should be expecting overall in terms of cost.

Carriers will be filing proposed prices with regulators over the next few months.

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questioner

Apr-02-14 5:20 PM

Health and Human Services officials say competition among insurers, as well as provisions to limit their financial risk from attracting high-cost consumers, will exert downward pressure on premiums, and point to the tax subsidies that will limit many consumers' costs.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. said premiums for some consumers buying their own plans could go up as much as 116%, and small-business rates as much as 25% to 50%.

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TripleD

Apr-02-14 5:41 PM

"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." That is what they said was going to happen this year. The Affordable Care Act limits the amount that insurance companies can increase rates. Some people seem to forget that part. :>)

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TripleD

Apr-02-14 5:42 PM

"UnitedHealth Group Inc. said premiums for some consumers buying their own plans could go up as much as 116%, and small-business rates as much as 25% to 50%." As long as we have the Affordable care Act that will not be allowed to happen. Ridicules rate increases like that will not be allowed to happen.

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TripleD

Apr-02-14 6:26 PM

The good news keeps pouring in for supporters of the Affordable Care Act. Heading into the final day to signup for an individual health plan in the federal and state marketplaces, a new poll was released by ABC News and the Washington Post that shows the popularity for the ACA at an all-time high. For the first time in the poll’s history, more people have a favorable view of the health care law than those who oppose it.

In this most recent poll, 49% of Americans responded that they supported the ACA. Meanwhile, 48% said they were not in favor of the law. While this is hardly a huge difference, it does mark the first time that the poll has shown a net positive for the law in terms of popularity. Once before, in July 2012, the poll showed it even at 47-47. This also represented the overall high water mark for the law in this particular poll. The previous high was 48% in November 2009.

:>)

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TripleD

Apr-02-14 6:27 PM

After the much-criticized and overblown ‘disastrous rollout’ of the federal health exchange and its website, Healthcare.gov, in October 2013, the ACA showed a net negative of 17 points in this poll, 40-57. Now, it sits at a +1. Recently, a Kaiser poll, while showing a net negative in terms of popularity, revealed that 59% of Americans do not support a repeal of the law, with only 29% supporting such a move. Also, the same poll stated that 53% of people want politicians to stop debating the law and move onto something else. It is too bad that some people remain stuck in the past. :>)

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WatchDog

Apr-02-14 7:18 PM

TripleD did you miss this? Could have saved yourself a whole bunch of copy and pasted comments! LOL

"New poll shows that more Americans now support Obamacare than not. "

No, it doesn't. ObamaKare wasn't part of the question, which was "Do you support changes in the health care system".

Quite a difference."

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WatchDog

Apr-02-14 7:41 PM

In this most recent poll, 49% of Americans responded that they supported the ACA. Meanwhile, 48% said they were not in favor of the law. While this is hardly a huge difference, it does mark the first time that the poll has shown a net positive for the law in terms of popularity. Once before, in July 2012, the poll showed it even at 47-47. This also represented the overall high water mark for the law in this particular poll. The previous high was 48% in November 2009.

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WatchDog

Apr-02-14 7:42 PM

Hey TripleD, guess where I got that from? It wasn't from you?

Democrat Underworld!

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TripleD

Apr-02-14 9:13 PM

"In this most recent poll, 49% of Americans responded that they supported the ACA."

Do some people really not know that the ACA also known as the Affordable Care Act is also known as Obamacare? I guess they are so busy being against it that they forgot to check out what 'it' is! Too Funny!!! :>)

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Louigi

Apr-02-14 10:52 PM

To answer the question; At least until the next shoe drops.

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Kozy62

Apr-03-14 5:42 AM

One of the biggest players in Obamacare's exchanges says 15 to 20% of its new customers aren't paying their first premium—which means they're not actually covered.

The latest data come from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose members—known collectively as "Blues" plans—are participating in the exchanges in almost every state. Roughly 80 to 85% of people who selected a Blues plan through the exchanges went on to pay their first month's premium, a BCBSA spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The new statistics, particularly from such a large carrier, help define how many people are actually getting covered under the Affordable Care Act.

The Blues' experience is in line with anecdotal estimates from other insurance executives, who indicated earlier in the enrollment process that they received payments from about 80% of people who selected their plans. If so the total would be at about 5.7 to 6 million.

And, how many have lost their insurance, their Doctor, their Hospital? Ho

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Kozy62

Apr-03-14 7:10 AM

Considering nothings free...are prices going up?

Obamacare will cost large companies between $4,800 and $5,900 more per employee and add hundreds of millions to their overhead, according to a new survey.

The American Health Policy Institute conducted a confidential survey of 100 large employers—those with 10,000 or more employees—asking what costs they expect to incur from Obamacare over the next decade.

Factoring in the health care law’s added mandates, fees, and regulatory burdens, employers anticipate cost hikes between $163 million and $200 million in 2016 for their employees’ health care.

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Kozy62

Apr-03-14 7:33 AM

And, many more to come?

In a report that aired on Topeka, KS ABC affiliate KTKA on Tuesday, Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia, KS is scaling back some services as a means of countering the "negative financial impacts of the Affordable Care Act."

According to KTKA, the cuts at the hospital are due to a projected $3.5 million loss this year. These cuts will result in 10 full-time employees and five part-time employees being laid off permanently and are expected to save the hospital $1 million annually.

“It’s looking into the future," Newman Regional CEO Bob Wright said to KTKA. “Knowing that we need to make a profit, having the advantage of critical access getting us most of the way there but having really to do our part as good stewards of our resources to make sure that we’re profitable.”

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Kozy62

Apr-03-14 7:41 AM

And coverage before ACA?

Las Vegas (CBS LAS VEGAS) – Just days after the deadline to enroll for insurance coverage through Nevada Health Link, the first class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of residents who say they signed up and paid their premiums – but were never given coverage.

Law firm Callister & Associates filed the lawsuit on behalf of Larry Basich, who signed up for state health insurance and paid premiums as far back as November, but then was not covered following a Jan. 3 triple bypass procedure that saw his $400,000 in medical expenses passed between the wrong insurance companies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

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TripleD

Apr-03-14 9:18 AM

"Obamacare will cost large companies between $4,800 and $5,900 more per employee and add hundreds of millions to their overhead" As long as Obamacare is in place, the insurance companies will not be allowed to raise rates that much. Of course if Republicans manage to repeal it and strip healthcare from million of people that might happen. "The American Health Policy Institute conducted a confidential survey of 100 large employers" Some might find it strange that when you google 'The American Health Policy Institute' nothing by that name shows up. Others who go by the golden rule of 'If you cannot say something bad about Obamacare, then don't say anything at all" will ignore that little piece of information.

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TripleD

Apr-03-14 9:37 AM

"Obamacare will cost large companies between $4,800 and $5,900 more per employee and add hundreds of millions to their overhead" You forgot to mention that in the phony study by Tevi D. Troy (former Bush deputy secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) and Mark Wilson (Heritage Foundation) that the $6000 increase is the sum total over the next 10 years based on the previous healthcare cost trends before Obamacare began reducing healthcare costs. So that works out to $50 more a month, if we could believe numbers from people whose sole purpose in publishing a study from an organization that no one ever heard of is to create as much damage as possible to Obamacare for purely POLITICAL reasons.

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WatchDog

Apr-03-14 7:22 PM

"UnitedHealth Group Inc. said premiums for some consumers buying their own plans could go up as much as 116%, and small-business rates as much as 25% to 50%."

TripleD claims: "As long as we have the Affordable care Act that will not be allowed to happen. Ridicules rate increases like that will not be allowed to happen."

TripleD, President Obama just stated before the American people that insurance premiums will likely increase because of the insurance companies will be doing a calculating assessment of the insurance pool for the past year because it can not be avoided.

For you to sit here and make up that hideous lie that actually goes against your President just to continue to protect a failing health care law is disturbing.

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WatchDog

Apr-03-14 7:29 PM

Do some people really not know that the ACA also known as the Affordable Care Act is also known as Obamacare? I guess they are so busy being against it that they forgot to check out what 'it' is! Too Funny!!! :>)

TripleD I find no humor in a health care law that has affected and harmed so many people. I find no humor that a majority of young adults under the age of thirty do not know the difference of Obamacare or ACA.

We are lucky in this country if half of the American people follow politics and actually know what is happening in our Government so I find no humor in any of that.

But then again, Democrats rely on the ignorance and under educated of our country to put your destructive party into office.

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TripleD

Apr-03-14 7:48 PM

"just to continue to protect a failing health care law is disturbing." The score is 49 to 48 with those against the Healthcare Act being in the minority. You really need to learn to live with it instead of accusing me of lying.

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TripleD

Apr-04-14 9:05 AM

"You can't spin that. But I know who will try. " I do not need to spin it because it is BS. More people now support the ACA than do not regardless of you pathetic attempts at word games. The ACA was exactly what was needed to control the runaway Insurance Companies. A single payer system would have been better but this is the United States Congress and the ACA is the simply best we could do. Republicans could have never passed any meaningful healthcare reform. They are not the self-sacrificing types. As a result of the Affordable Care Act the Republicans will probably win the Senate this year, but they will never win the 2/3 majority needed to repeal the ACA. By the end of 2016 there will be 30 million insured under the ACA. CBO estimates clearly show that more people will have insurance with Obamacare than without Obamacare. You can spin that anyway you want but any attempt to take away health insurance from 30 milion people in 2016 will lose you both the Senate and House m

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qcityfan

Apr-04-14 9:24 AM

No need to spin anything. The reality is this: a huge majority of Americans are opposed to obamaKare, and they are opposed to it because of its disastrous consequences: sky rocketing premiums, massive deductibles, taxpayer subsidies, limited choice, and administrative nightmares. obamaKare is the largest policy disaster in the history of the U.S., and most people know it, which is why most people are so adamantly opposed to it. Not only is it destroying the insurance market (probably the marxist's plan all along), it will destroy the greatest health CARE the world has ever known.

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qcityfan

Apr-04-14 9:25 AM

And ALL OF IT - 100% - was brought to you by democrats.

OWN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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