Surprise! New Report Says 2017 ObamaCare Rates to Massively Increase...
Have you noticed how ObamaCare premiums have skyrocketed repeatedly since its conception? (see Surprise! New Study Shows ObamaCare Caused Massive Increases in Premiums) Yeah, it's a crapshoot. But hey, those numbers have to stabilize at some point, right? Wait... right?
It's looking like the leveling off point isn't happening any time soon. A fresh report indicates multiple states are planning to hike their rates. Significantly. As in an average increase of almost 24%. Suppress your vomiting. You can't afford the hospital.
There have been significant changes to the requested rate filings in at least four states: Arizona, Connecticut, Maryland and Tennessee. In all four cases... the statewide weighted average has increased, either due to resubmitted filings, a carrier dropping out or both. As a result of these updates, the national average increase requested now stands at 23.9%...
Now, it's important to note we're talking about rate filings. The way they affect you - the consumer - varies depending on potential subsidies for premiums and whatnot. So worry not. Some people qualify for help from the government to pay for the "free help" (mandated healthcare) they've been forced to receive from the government. Hooray!
Just kidding. It's mostly terrible.
What socialists tend to leave out while going slack-jawed and heart-eyed over ObamaCare is the money still has to come from somewhere. So let's say someone's
lucky poor enough to qualify for that magical government aid on premiums. Where does the money for those subsidies come from? Where all government spending money comes from, of course. The pockets of the taxpayers.
So while Johnny Poorboy may end up paying little to nothing for his insurance, guess what happens to all you "rich" folk? Your premiums double (see NEW REPORT: ObamaCare Numbers Are Getting Worse and Worse...). Your out-of-pocket costs? Those grow too. Maybe just get rid of those pockets. Sell them so you can have more money to pay the government for something that's called the "Affordable Care Act."
Oh, and that super duper affordable policy you're getting? Likely has features you don't even need. So yes, technically, you're paying extra for that affordability granted to other people who aren't you. But hey, at least you're insured. Because, you know, if you're not... You pay. See how that works?
Lastly, if you think the Obama Administration is surprised by these results, think again. Remember, leftists' ultimate goal is single payer health insurance. They WANT the government to come in and "save the day" to "fix" these insurance premium "problems." I realize there are lots of scare quotes there. Couldn't be avoided. Yes, running insurance companies out of business by forcing these high premiums? All by design.
Pretty soon the left will have their dream single payer health insurance they've always wanted. For the same morons who clamored around "Affordable insurance" will clamor to the government to fix the problem the government created. Thanks, leftists.
Behold, your healthcare future.