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Obama health care law yields rate shock

August 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half the people who now buy their own health insurance — and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law — would qualif......

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Thoughtful

Aug-16-13 12:15 PM

Ohiodem, Surely you jest !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was not born yesterday...................

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Ohiodem

Aug-15-13 2:57 PM

Read the whole article not just the part you like. It also says most people will receive tax credits to help on the insurance. The only people that this applies to are people that have to buy coverage themselves. The insurance companies will have to compete now and in states that have set up the exchanges the rates have gone down. Now we have one or two insurance companies setting prices in the state, under Obamacare they will have to compete in the market. It also prevents insurance companies from dropping you when you get sick like they do now. What scares the he** out of Republicans is when people find out that all their scare tactics were bs people will like Obamacare. You know the people like Romneycare, what Obamacare was modeled after.

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Thoughtful

Aug-15-13 9:16 AM

This entire program is flawed, cumbersome, costly, complex, ill conceived, and a disaster waiting to happen. the bill was rushed, pushed, and hammered through congress and not properly vetted and examined. It should have been broken down into parts and passed in segments with much more attention to detail, cost evaluated, and broader insight considered from all sides of the issues.

If Mr. Obama is counting on this as his legacy, too bad..... An example of politics over reason and not how this government should operate..........................

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promo61

Aug-14-13 4:57 PM

As I have said before, the cost of covering the uninsured and access to quality care are unrelated. All this bill does is add more people to a system we all despise. Having said that, I can manage my costs best by utilizing high deductible plans with a Health Savings Account. I don't imagine I will be paying less to utilize the new healthcare system than I am now. There are others like me who prefer having the choice to pay out of pocket vs paying a higher premium. One thing for sure, that will no longer be a choice I will have in my power. Like it or not, the liberals in Congress own this bill and everything in it. It does need scrapped I agree, but in larger part than smaller part. The problem is that it is a house of cards.

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Italian4

Aug-14-13 4:27 PM

Good luck with that choice! What I know for sure is that Obama Care is destroying health care in this country. Look at the care in hospitals and what is and is no longer covered! I'm already paying more for coverages and medical expenses that I paid last year as are others I know. I'm willing to pay my fair share but am getting tired of picking up the tab for those "who don't want to work and illegals." I have no problem assisting the disabled and elderly. Careful what u wish for with that skimpy policy...u get what u pay for. Notice that our illustrious elected officials are working on being exempt from having to have any form of Obama Care! Good enough for us, but they get to keep their top shelf plans. Obama Care needs scraped, at least in part.

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ruzgirl

Aug-14-13 12:25 PM

Because Obama feels a democracy and free country should no longer exist! So much for hope and change!!

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promo61

Aug-14-13 10:51 AM

"the law also will pump in billions of dollars in federal tax credits to help the uninsured pay premiums - and ease cost increases for many who are currently buying the skimpy individual policies"

As a US Citizen I should have the right to buy a "skimpy" policy that covers catastrophic injury and surgery. If I am otherwise healthy and can pay out of pocket for doctor, dental and optical check ups why shouldn't I have choice?

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