Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rising Prices

Seems no matter how often we remind people there are still folks out there that truly believe their health insurance will be affordable under Obamacare.     

Believing doesn't make it so.

According to a Kaiser Foundation report, health insurance premiums are $3,000 HIGHER than they were before Obamacare.

And, there are fewer carriers, fewer plans, fewer choices if you want maternity (individual major med, not group). If you are a parent and want coverage for your child, in most states you cannot buy a "child only" major medical policy.

How is this working for you so far?
Over the next four years, if Obama is re-elected and Obamacare is not repealed, the federal government will have to apply cost controls, resulting in the rationing of health care by bureaucrats and/or hospitals. 
Breitbart, "Thank you Obamacare"

And those cost controls will be the IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board). The 15 members of IPAB are appointed by the president and are charged with deciding treatment protocol for individuals covered under government sponsored health insurance.

In other words, folks on Medicare and Medicaid will be the experimental lab rats for this cost containment program.

Regardless, the central promise of Obamacare--that it would “bend the cost curve down,” not just overall but on a family level--has been broken, as critics said it would be.  
The question “are you better off than you were four years ago” is answered with a clear “no” for American families when it comes to health insurance prices--along with rising gas prices and declining household wealth. Four more years will likely be even worse.

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