New Obamacare fees in 2014, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama reveals taxes, Affordable Care Act Fees and Taxes, Higher premiums deductibles and fees

New Obamacare fees in 2014, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama reveals taxes, Affordable Care Act Fees and Taxes, Higher premiums deductibles and fees

“The study says 27-year-old men in Nebraska will see a whopping 279 percent increase in premiums and 27-year-old women in Nebraska will get an also-shocking 227 percent increase in rates.”…

“millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.”…NBC News October 29, 2013

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″



From the NY Post December 25, 2013.

“New ObamaCare fees coming in 2014”

“Here comes the ObamaCare tax bill.

The cost of President Obama’s massive health-care law will hit Americans in 2014 as new taxes pile up on their insurance premiums and on their income-tax bills.

Most insurers aren’t advertising the ObamaCare taxes that are added on to premiums, opting instead to discretely pass them on to customers while quietly lobbying lawmakers for a break.

But one insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, laid bare the taxes on its bills with a separate line item for “Affordable Care Act Fees and Taxes.”

The new taxes on one customer’s bill added up to $23.14 a month, or $277.68 annually, according to Kaiser Health News. It boosted the monthly premium from $322.26 to $345.40 for that individual.

The new taxes and fees include a 2 percent levy on every health plan, which is expected to net about $8 billion for the government in 2014 and increase to $14.3 billion in 2018.

There’s also a $2 fee per policy that goes into a new medical-research trust fund called the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Insurers pay a 3.5 percent user fee to sell medical plans on the Web site.

ObamaCare supporters argue that federal subsidies for many low-income Americans will not only cover the taxes, but pay a big chunk of the premiums.

But ObamaCare taxes don’t stop with health-plan premiums.

Americans also will pay hidden taxes, such as the 2.3 percent medical-device tax that will inflate the cost of items such as pacemakers, stents and prosthetic limbs.

Those with high out-of-pocket medical expenses also will get smaller income-tax deductions.”

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14 responses to “New Obamacare fees in 2014, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama reveals taxes, Affordable Care Act Fees and Taxes, Higher premiums deductibles and fees

  1. Go Go Go!!
    US Senators McConnell, Hatch
    Request Obama ID Fraud Evidence! …Sheriff’s Kits Hand-Delivered!

  2. TREASON: Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty Takes Away Our Sovereignty… 600 Corporations Writing It, Yet Hidden from Congress

  3. Here’s the way I see it. If you had a health plan, and it cost X dollars, and it goes up like 1-2% (inflation), or 1.02X, then you have the same health plan. When your health plan goes up 227-279% next year then you really don’t have the same health plan. Indeed, your health plan has been replaced by an entirely new animal that costs nearly your entire ‘spendable’ income. You have LOST your health insurance, even if you can get the ‘new’ policy that costs almost 3 times more. I know, I know…..the Marxists will say that it’s still the ‘same policy’ and it just costs a little more. They will spin it like that, but to me it’s not the same policy if I have to pay more than a normal inflationary increase.

    Using my ‘Redneck’ thinking, and yes I was raised country, that figures about 80 million + Americans have lost Health Care insurance. Without the Medicaid Expansion, only about 500-750K people have got health insurance per the exchanges. That means that for every person that got health care insurance with the exchanges, about 100 lost their insurance. Now in my so called ‘Conservative Redneck, clinging to God and Guns’ opinion that’s more ‘Hope and Change’ than a Liberal can hope for in a life time!!!!

    Wait… gets better. Entire States, gifted I might add with taxpayer dollars, put millions of dollars into implementation of these state exchanges!!! Now, New Mexico and Oregon (deeply Blue States in the last election) have decided to close the insurance exchanges because they had less than 1000 people sign up in both states……combined. So…….Trillions of taxpayer dollars have now gone to a WORTHLESS bunch of exchanges that haven’t provided enough new enrollees to make 2015 viable, from a law that deprived more people of Health Care coverage than will ever get it. It could be worse, the POTUS could have failed the website check because he failed verification. Well…there’s always that DC backdoor website to enroll people with stolen Social Security numbers.

    That’s what the Democratic Socialists of America, formally the Democratic Party, call PROGRESSIVE (or just Hope and Change)!! Had enough government yet, or are you waiting for the NSA to start getting into the Colonscopy business yet?


  4. Bob,

    Lets hope it snowballs into an unavoidable avalanche and they personally get in touch with the Sheriff dept. for further details not yet listed.

  5. CW,

    The plan I sent to you was the Alabama Blue Cross Blue Shield package.

  6. Also in the Alabama Blue Cross Blue Shield 2014 plan, not being discussed much, is the $600 annual exemption (fee), if you as an employee did not opt into the highly questionable Health Care credit survey and online Health courses.

    You had to give your entire private health information history in a very lengthy question/answer session. You then (based on the information you provided to a separate company) had to register and pass a minimum of 3 online health course which then tracks you healthier lifestyle over that same year. If you chose to opt out and not provide your private information to them, you are charged an extra $600 (annually) onto your policy in the form of a fee.

  7. Good Morning CW and everyone! Want to wish everyone here a very happy New Year!

  8. Good morning Zach, et al.

  9. bob, I heard the Orwell ref.

  10. “The Law of Unintended Consequences: Will we have more people uninsured after health care reform than before?”

    “Sadly, fewer Americans could be covered under permanent private health insurance on February 1, 2014, than were on December 1, 2013. Call it a perfect storm of unintended consequences. We shouldn’t let that happen. Here is why it may and what can be done to prevent it.

    Many insurers exited the individual major medical market with effective dates of 12/31/13. Of the 14 million American covered in this market— young and old, healthy and not, rich and poor — about one half will be losing their coverage at the end of 2013.”

  11. Ginger, good article! That Karl Rove bugs me every time he’s on Fox. He is SO smug and TOO self-assured. The elitists in the GOP have been trying to shove out true conservatives ever since I can remember, and that is at least over 50 years. They never give up.

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