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Obamascare: Huge premium hikes
rock employer-insured workers

Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.

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Posted By:toledo, 12/17/2013 8:06:28 AM

Sharon Wilson, an office manager in Iowa, figured she would lock in a good deal on health care coverage for her five-person biofuels company by renewing its policy before Obamacare kicked in for 2014. But she balked when her agent came back with a 81 percent rate hike, anyway. Her company, Prairie City-based Midwest Renewable Biofuels, had experienced rate hikes during her career, Ms. Wilson said, but not like this. Plus, the previous jumps were accompanied by explanations for why premiums were rising

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 12/17/2013 8:15:52 AM     (No. 9656974)

Only a few short years ago I remember the defecrats screaming about "Windfall Profits" and investigations of the big, bad oil companies. Where are they now?
Why rubbing their collective hands with glee and licking their chops in anticipation of screwing over half the nation of course!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HPmatt, 12/17/2013 8:19:10 AM     (No. 9656977)

What did Ezekiel Emanhuel say was the after-period clause? If you like your plan, you can keep your plan……´but no one said you would pay the same amount - its gonna cost you…..

Why did the 51% not know - for 2 elections - about the saying of ´there is no free lunch´…..or No hay almuerzo gratis´….thanks folks

Now go join the Tea Party and ´a new broom sweeps clean´.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/17/2013 8:32:59 AM     (No. 9657001)

Yes those pesky insurance companies are familiar with economic reality and contingency planning, even if ivory-tower lefties are not.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/17/2013 9:22:50 AM     (No. 9657089)

The game of rate hikes was pushed on the Insurance industry and they supported it because of their greed. The game is to blame them and push for a single payer...the Govt. The rest is semantics.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/17/2013 9:32:06 AM     (No. 9657110)

In the past I´ve seen people complain about making a $20 co-pay for a doctor visit under their employer-based plan. Some wanted everything to be ´free´. Now under Obamacare, many of those people will have to pay the whole bill until they meet very high deductibles.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 12/17/2013 11:22:37 AM     (No. 9657304)

The local Democrats will make sure the loyal voters who complain get on Medicaid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy, 12/17/2013 2:54:42 PM     (No. 9657582)

Nothing is free, someone has to pay for the non workers, it surely won´t be the permanent non workers.

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