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Hikes in health insurance premiums fall;
administration credits healthcare law

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sam Baker

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/22/2013 11:40:54 AM

The number of double-digit hikes to health insurance premiums has fallen dramatically because of President Obama´s healthcare law, the Health and Human Services Department said Friday. The average increase in health insurance premiums has fallen significantly since the healthcare law — and its provisions allowing the health department to review certain rates — took effect in 2010. The agency said rate review has contributed to those declines. The average premium increase in 2012 was 30 percent lower than in 2010, according to a report

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This is the biggest bunch of horse manure I have ever seen. Really Mr. Baker?? What rock has he been hiding under. Of course the vile, corrupt, lying jerks of the HHS are going to feed him that propaganda. He should be completely ashamed of himself. Joseph Goebbels would be so proud of Baker.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/22/2013 11:47:00 AM     (No. 9190821)

How about comparing premium increases to BEFORE it was clear that the law was going to allow the government to restrict premium increases at some not too distant future date? In 2010, insurers were increasing their rates for the costs they could see coming, before the government started restricting their ability to do so. Going forward, insurers will just stop writing policies when they cannot recoup their costs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hotcorner, 2/22/2013 11:50:00 AM     (No. 9190826)

My health insurance insurance increased 20% this year.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 2/22/2013 11:50:11 AM     (No. 9190828)

As someone who has paid for their own health insurance for 19 years...um I call b/s. Since zippycare has been signed off on the premium has increased 4 times. You Baker, are a liar and go wipe your face...your behind kissing is showing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Subal, 2/22/2013 11:50:11 AM     (No. 9190827)

More Washington smoke.
I live in Orange County, CA and just got a notice for an 85% increase in long term insurance.
Thanks a lot you jug eared goat lover!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/22/2013 11:54:06 AM     (No. 9190839)

Seriously...do these people actually read any news?

We realize the MSM is shilling for the admin as hard as it can, but in the real world - every objective, reliable news source out there says this is the health-care-law-from-hell - particularly in it´s burgeoning effect on *prices*.

Another thing we learn from actual news? There´s pretty well *nothing* this administration *won´t* lie about...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 2/22/2013 11:57:59 AM     (No. 9190850)

Our insurance premiums went up dramatically, and just to be nice so did our deductible (up 100%).
So now we pay more, get less and must be thankful to the kenyan idiot.
How I yearn for the 60s when God was allowed, people were polite and gay meant happy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 2/22/2013 12:02:22 PM     (No. 9190861)

Hey Sam Baker, what planet are you living on?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/22/2013 12:03:23 PM     (No. 9190867)

We live with a pathetic political climate because the majority of Americans are low information voters who allow the media and the democrats (I repeat myself) to tell them what to think. democrats are on the emotional side of every issue which appeals to the low information voter. That’s why the democrats demagogue every issue, and can get away with it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: turninggrey, 2/22/2013 12:11:00 PM     (No. 9190910)

From "Animal Farm":
"About this time there occurred a strange incident which hardly anyone was able to understand. One night at about twelve o´clock there was a loud crash in the yard, and the animals rushed out of their stalls. It was a moonlight night. At the foot of the end wall of the big barn, where the Seven Commandments were written, there lay a ladder broken in two pieces. Squealer, temporarily stunned, was sprawling beside it, and near at hand there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint. The dogs immediately made a ring round Squealer, and escorted him back to the farmhouse as soon as he was able to walk. None of the animals could form any idea as to what this meant, except old Benjamin, who nodded his muzzle with a knowing air, and seemed to understand, but would say nothing."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dataman, 2/22/2013 12:14:33 PM     (No. 9190916)

Post hoc ergo proctor hoc?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bugger, 2/22/2013 12:52:49 PM     (No. 9191005)

Twilight zone? Alternate universe? We live in a new and bizarre world where if you just say something (and are a liberal democrat) then it is true.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Quaestio, 2/22/2013 2:13:58 PM     (No. 9191159)

The administation knows it can now lie openly, with impunity, and not only will the media remain silent they will aid in the cover up - see the article on Chuck Todd using his news show to tell people Republicans thought up sequestration. It doesn´t matter what the truth is. They just need to keep feeding lies to the 50% who will believe anything they are told. These people are ignorant, they know they are ignorant, but they cannot admit it, so we can never convince them to listen to the truth. Very dark days are ahead, because when things turn bad, they will lash out at those who have become ´unacceptable.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: otronome, 2/22/2013 2:34:32 PM     (No. 9191201)

Back on planet earth...CA Healthnet, Family HSA, $10k deductible, 2009 $591/mo, 2013 $1201/mo - deductible went from $7500 to $10k..but we (late 50´s) have pregnancy coverage, birth control and "free" services we don´t use and would not contract if we were free to spend our own after tax money

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/22/2013 3:20:06 PM     (No. 9191285)

This is just like Obama´s definition of budget cuts. He increases spending by more than billion a year then claims massive cuts when the rate of increase falls to 2% from 8%.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: judy, 2/22/2013 3:55:37 PM     (No. 9191326)

They must be talking about congress, everyone I know had an increase in premiums....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kctiger, 2/22/2013 4:48:11 PM     (No. 9191412)

I don´t know a single person (NOT ONE!) who is not paying more now than before Obamacare. See this is the type of lies that are killing you and you don´t even know it´s happening to you.

Anyone that would try to feed you this line should be committed! They have to be completely out of their damn minds. Should be fired if not something worse!












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Reply 17 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/22/2013 5:06:58 PM     (No. 9191454)

My premiums went from $132 a paycheck to $400 a paycheck. I had to drop my coverage. Thanks you a hole.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: fritzilou, 2/22/2013 8:25:25 PM     (No. 9191687)

The rise in rates has fallen or the rates are still rising, but not as fast...what gobblygook.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/23/2013 2:38:36 AM     (No. 9191917)

Name someplace where the rates decreased.

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