California health care costs higher than reported, Obamacare impact, Produce price increases, $ 5000 deductible, College students already doubled tripled and more nationwide

California health care costs higher than reported, Obamacare impact, Produce price increases, $ 5000 deductible, College students already doubled tripled and more nationwide

“The cost of health insurance will climb from a range of $61 to $77 monthly to a range of $118 to $133 monthly, according to a memo sent from UNC President Tom Ross to the UNC Board of Governors. On an annual basis, most students will pay about $500 to $700 more in 2012-13, depending on the campus.”

“Mallette said the insurance increases are due to the health care usage of UNC system students during the past couple of years, plus federal regulations on preventive care and pharmacy services issued in March. The process is complicated, he said, by the new provisions of the Affordable Care Act.”…Charlotte Observer May 1, 2012

“Rising medical costs, “combined with the costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost,””…UPS memo 

“Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now?”…Guilford College student

One cannot escape the lies from the Obama camp, mainstream media and low information voters.

I recently observed a pro Obamacare protestor touting the health care savings in California.

Since I am a well informed, high information voter I knew that was a lie.

For example.

From Forbes May 30, 2013.

“Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146%”

“Last week, the state of California claimed that its version of Obamacare’s health insurance exchange would actually reduce premiums. “These rates are way below the worst-case gloom-and-doom scenarios we have heard,” boasted Peter Lee, executive director of the California exchange. But the data that Lee released tells a different story: Obamacare, in fact, will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent.

One of the most serious flaws with Obamacare is that its blizzard of regulations and mandates drives up the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own.

This problem will be especially acute when the law’s main provisions kick in on January 1, 2014, leading many to worry about health insurance “rate shock.””

“For both 25-year-olds and 40-year-olds, then, Californians under Obamacare who buy insurance for themselves will see their insurance premiums double.”


Read more:

From the NY Times August 20, 2013.

“Tacking Health Care Costs Onto California Farm Produce”

“On a recent morning, Jose Romero pulled weeds from a row of lush tomato plants. Mr. Romero, 36, arrived at the field around 5 a.m. and worked until sunset. Like many of the other workers in the tomato field, he was surprised to learn that his employer, Mr. Herrin at Sunrise Farm Labor, would have to offer him health coverage, and that he could be asked to contribute up to 9.5 percent of his wages to cover the costs.

“We eat, we pay rent and no more,” Mr. Romero said in Spanish. “The salary that they give you here, to pay insurance for the family, it wouldn’t be enough.”

There seems to be widespread agreement among agricultural employers, insurance brokers and health plans in California that low-wage farmworkers cannot be asked to pay health insurance premiums. “He’s making $8 to $9 an hour, and you’re asking him to pay for something that’s he’s not going to use?” Mr. Herrin said.

The minimum compliant health plan for employee coverage under the new law will cost about $250 a month in California’s growing regions, according to insurance brokers, and includes a $5,000 deductible for medical care, although insurers cannot charge co-payments for preventive visits. “It’s unacceptable,” Mr. Herrin said of the cost.”

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You read that right.

$250 a month for health insurance with a $5,000 deductible.

College students across the country saw huge increases in their health insurance beginning in 2012 directly attributed to Obamacare.

6 responses to “California health care costs higher than reported, Obamacare impact, Produce price increases, $ 5000 deductible, College students already doubled tripled and more nationwide

  1. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Sorry for being off topic, but:

    Why are they within one week releasing video of the shooter at the Navy Yard (only 30 seconds of video mind you), and in the segment where he is carrying the shoulder bag, doesn’t it appear that he is LEAVING the building?

    But my REAL questions are,

    Where is the Sandy Hook video?

    Where is the Colorado video?

    Why won’t the authorities allow those videos released?

  2. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    A couple weeks ago, I commented about emailing Donnelly, Coats and Rep Young about Syria, and stated that only Donnelly had required my phone number.

    A couple days later I started getting calls from the RNC.

    I emailed Donnelly back and informed him of my experience, and yesterday someone from his staff called me about this.

    I called him back today and actually talked to someone in his office.

    Of course they insisted that Donnelly didn’t share any personal information with anyone, and I told the young man that there is no other logical answer.

    While he was on the phone, I asked him if I could ask a couple questions and I asked him about Syria, and arming the “rebels”, and I also asked him about where Donnelly stood on the continuing resolution passed by the house to keep the government open, but defunds the Affordable Care Act and he told me that he hadn’t talked to Donnelly about either of these issues, but that he would relay my concerns to the Senator.

    I’m sorry I didn’t ask him about the eligibility issue, but I felt overwhelmed and it slipped my mind.

    Maybe I’ll become a regular caller to the Senator.

  3. One of the Wisest Men of the last five hundred years was Rudyard Kipling, who had a way of putting Truth and Wisdom and Virtue into words that the common man could understand.

    Please enjoy one of his finest. poems ever….I have taken the liberty to change two words in the title to make more sense to the American mind. Those two words are :”Copybook Headings” to “Wisdom and Virtue”…

    Please note how Kipling’s words seem to describe our world of today…


    …………………..THE GODS OF WISDOM AND VIRTUE……………….

    As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of Wisdom and Virtue, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision, and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place;
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its ice field, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshiped the Gods of the Market who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of Wisdom and Virtue said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbor, and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of Wisdom and Virtue said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of Wisdom and Virtue said: “If you don’t work you die.”

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four —
    And the Gods of Wisdom and Virtue limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man —
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began: —
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit, and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of Wisdom and Virtue with terror and slaughter return!

    ~ Rudyard Kipling

    I would give anything to be able to express myself with the clarity that Rudyard Kipling can…….we are now at a crossroads in history where the world needs more men of vision…wisdom… and virtue… the stuff that Kipling speaks of in this poem..

  4. Kipling also wrote “Tommy”.

    “You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
    We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
    Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
    The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
    But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
    An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
    An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!”

    And speaking of Tommy….

    “British hero of the mall massacre: Ex Royal Marine with a handgun saved 100 lives as terrorists ran amok”

  5. CW…..another Kipling fan heard from ……..

    When I was young, wild, and a single buck sergeant stationed with the 11th Airborne Division in Munich Germany in 1956, many of my comrades and I would head for the Beerhalls down on the Strasse when the weekend came and we grew tired of jumping out of perfectly good airplanes……

    We often quoted “Tommy” during out drinking bouts…..the soldier who forgot his lines had to buy the next round……

    Needless to say, I bought a many rounds for my comrades…..but I also got a lot of free beer too!

    After becoming an officer and getting married, my wild and youthful days were over, but I never lost my love for the poems of Kipling…….

    Ah yes…”It was Tommy this and Tommy that, and “Chuck him out the brute”,
    But it’s Tommy, “Savior of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot”…

    I ain’t no Tommy anymore…..but thanks for reminding me.

  6. I ain’t no Kippling either but here’s my poem….. (in honor of Ted Cruz)

    That Sam I am
    That Sam I am
    I do not like that Sam I am

    Don’t you like Obamacare?
    One by one or in a pair?
    What you eat and what you wear?
    What you do in time to spare?

    I do not like you Sam you scam
    You’re nothing but a big fat sham
    You’ve put our country in a jam
    I do not like you Sam I am

    Obamacare! Obamacare!
    Don’t you know I care, I care?
    Trust me, I am always fair.
    Scandals? They were never there.

    That Sam I am
    We hate your ham.
    Even with green eggs and Spam.
    We all wish you would merely scram!

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