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Survey Shows Obamacare Partially Increased Costs

September 30, 2011 by  

The landmark achievement of the President Barack Obama Administration came under attack as the Affordable Care Act was found to partially increase healthcare costs, Fox News reported.

A Kaiser Family Foundation survey shed light on the fact that the rising healthcare costs for employers may be one of the reasons that few jobs are hiring. Insurance premiums rose by 9 percent in 2011, according to the data, and workers and families had to pay more for services.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the 8 percent increase for single workers and the 3 percent rise for families came during a period of severe economic uncertainty. The costs may have increased further if the majority of Americans weren't grandfathered in to their old plans, according to the Kaiser survey's researchers.

An increase in healthcare premiums is another drawback to the Obama plan, according to Karen Ignagni, chief executive of America's Health Insurance Plans.

"It's the price, the cost, that is driving premiums," she noted, alleging further that health-plan profits were not linked to the increased cost.  

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  • http://deleted Claire

    A no-win situation. Increased insurance premiums are like death and taxes. Its going to happen regardless.

    • s c

      Claire, no one else brought it up so I will. Obummer REFUSES to talk about the horrendous damage that his closing down insurance companies would wreak on the economy. Every insurance company employs MANY people (including middle class workers). Obummer is ‘SO CONCERNED’ about JOBS, the MIDDLE CLASS and a gutted economy that he doesn’t give a DAMN about putting more and more people OUT OF WORK so we can be HOSED via his healthcare SCAM.
      So when is the last time you heard an Obummer jockstrapper defend the idea of putting people OUT OF WORK so we can have a “better” healthcare system? It’s yet another example of GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION, Claire. It just crazier and crazier, and it won’t get any better until Obummer’s damned healthcare SCAM is ABORTED and BURIED.

  • s c

    The solution to this government-created time bomb is to eliminate it. Like all other economic adventures, anything government touches turns into crap. Big government is a wannabe slave owner. It won’t be held accountable for anything, let alone health insurance costs.
    Anyone who speaks for the government and promises lower costs or efficiency or a ‘universal solution’ is a LIAR. Costs associated with government ALWAYS go up.
    Government “help” is always government intervention. Government intervention always leads to a dictatorial approach to every activity. If empty lies had any value, government could bottle it and never go broke. Who in America is stupid enough to believe that ‘universal healthcare’ will be any different than Social Insecurity?
    Trust bureaucrats at your peril, and know that any American who finds a reason to believe in Obummer’s new-and-improved healthcare will be living proof of an old adage that says ‘a fool and his money are soon parted.’ This time, it will be all of your wealth and your freedom. No insurance is worth that price.

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