Obamacare increases skyrocket for 2016, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico requested rate increases averaging 51 percent, 54 percent in Minnesota, Shock waves set off by Affordable Care Act, Obama lies your healthcare dies
“One of the CBO’s most intriguing estimates is that by 2017 there will be 2 million fewer full-time jobs on the market than there would have been without Obamacare, and that figure could climb to 2.5 million by 2024.”…Market Watch February 4, 2014
“If you’ve got health insurance we’re going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500 per family per year.”…Barack Obama
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
From the NY Times July 3, 2015.
“Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016”
“Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government and state insurance commissioners and interviews with insurance executives.
The Oregon insurance commissioner, Laura N. Cali, has just approved 2016 rate increases for companies that cover more than 220,000 people. Moda Health Plan, which has the largest enrollment in the state, received a 25 percent increase, and the second-largest plan, LifeWise, received a 33 percent increase.
Jesse Ellis O’Brien, a health advocate at the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, said: “Rate increases will be bigger in 2016 than they have been for years and years and will have a profound effect on consumers here. Some may start wondering if insurance is affordable or if it’s worth the money.””
“The rate requests, from some of the more popular health plans, suggest that insurance markets are still adjusting to shock waves set off by the Affordable Care Act.”
“Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico has requested rate increases averaging 51 percent for its 33,000 members. The proposal elicited tart online comments from consumers.”
““Our enrollees generated 24 percent more claims than we thought they would when we set our 2014 rates,” said Nathan T. Johns, the chief financial officer of Arches Health Plan, which covers about one-fourth of the people who bought insurance through the federal exchange in Utah. As a result, the company said, it collected premiums of $39.7 million and had claims of $56.3 million in 2014. It has requested rate increases averaging 45 percent for 2016.”
“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.
Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013
All according to leftist plans. Chaos reigns, evil is embraced, and hard working Americans are punished for those that will no work. Next up, more federal money and bigger deficits with elevated taxes for more socialism.
We need to amend the Constitution with a balanced budget and remove the progressive income tax, implement flat tax and sales tax. Every citizen must feel the weight of government.
………so far since 2008 the Constitution has been IGNORED by the PROGRESSIVE MORONS in virtually every arena. It is doubtful that any amount of amendment of the Constitution will override the LIBERAL POLICIES. It is time for a POSITIVE CHANGE………..BACK to what the FOUNDERS INTENDED instead of INTERPRETATION of the Constitution, which equates with CASE LAW. Only LEGAL MORONS pursue interpretation of Constitutional law which is CONCISELY written and doesn’t require INTERPRETATION. It WAS, AND STILL IS expected that the Constitution would be applied ….AS WRITTEN.
………and THANKS to ACA, and Constitutional INTERPRETATION a lot more jobs are going to be lost in the foreseeable future. We have only seen the tip of the ICEBERG. If Clinton is elected our country is finished, and a Socialist government will ensue.
………and I hasten to add that if either of a couple of RINOS are elected we will also end up with both Socialised Healthcare along with a Socialist form of government. Both RINOS and the LIBERAL LEFT are in truth ONE, and are doing everything they can to SUBVERT America.
………the mayor of Frisco says that the GOP is responsible for the death of Kathryn Steinle Sounds like something Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.IMPORTANT would say.
………IN REALITY it is the idiotic policies of the FRISCO LOONEY LEFT that is responsible for Steinle’s death.
I pray that this time Sanchez will receive the DEATH penalty.
oldsailor83…Just heard on tv the ediot that comes out and faces the stupid press …say it is the fault of the republicans. These people are brain dead and EVIL.
I’ll be turning 65 next year those of you that are that age can you give me some tips on what insurance to get I was looking at AARP.
Did anyone watch Brent Baiers’s show? His group of clowns are really showing their true colors. Charles Krauthammer, George Will, and Mara Liasson are losers! Their body language and tone of voice showed me they are worried that their little communist Jeb Bush is going to lose. wow! Tried to find the video. Any way Charles called Mr. Trump a….rodeo clown. hahaha Two face sob’s are they not? I stopped watching Bret Bairs show just because of their true colors coming out about Mr. Trump. NOW who is doing the name calling?
Mr. Wells .. your article talks about the rising cost of insurance so in October will us people who has Medicare see the big rise in our premiums? I have been told to get AARC or Muteral (sp) of Omaha. I really do not trust AARC for one thing they sided with the kenyan fraud.
And I do welcome opinion of others!
Hi Trudy…we were typing at the same time with the same question. So Funny!
I did not under stand the figures on the 401 k’s that Mr. Trump offers to his employees but after reading the post it was clear that the communist pigs are still trying to take Mr. Trump out of the running.
Go Trump..PLEASE protect your family! These are EVIL people.
I have had Mutual of Omaha for 1 1/2 years.
It is a supplement plan & I paid zero for my knee surgery last year.
I may switch this year, not because I am dissatisfied, but to save money.
All ins will go up due to Obamacare.
Thank You Mr. Wells… the supplement is what I need.
OMG…The evil SOB is doing it again in a large scale. What are all of the thousands of service people going to do? Hurry up January 20, 2017
AND NOW thousands of military personell to be LAID OFF. Now everyone can see how twisted the BASTARD really is. McCain is right ……Soetoro is indeed DELUSIONAL….but there is also a PLAN in his twisted brain……..whereby he can IMPEED any unwanted incoming POTUS in protecting the country by having a virtually NON EXISTENT MILITARY. It is easy to see through a twisted person like Soetoro. Yet all those who are getting all the Government FREEBIES, support him. They are people who will not learn until a dozen GOATHERDERS kick in the door of their home and open fire on their children, and themselves………..but ALAS IT WILL BE TOO LATE AT THAT POINT TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS.
Not hard to see what page the UPPER ECHELON of our MILITARY is on either. They largely SUPPORT THE BASTARD so DRAWN YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS from here on.
TYPO= IMPEED= NO……………IMPEDE= YES
may is ask sir, Since when does the military forces” LAY PEOPLE OFF”. I can see EARLY DISCHARGE, but WHAT THE HELL IS “LAY OFF” ALL ABOUT? Will those LAID OFF BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNENPLOYMENT? This is about as TWISTED and MORONIC as I have ever witnessed on the part of the military. Also I have one more question…… Since when does the military use a Social Security number, as a SERVICE NUMBER? I personally had TWO numbers………my service number and my Social Security number. If a soldier was captured he is supposed to give only name rank and service number……..to reveal his Social Security number would be FOOLHARDY. If that is really a practice of our military any, and all prisoners of war would be telling their Social Security number to the enemy……TOTAL BULLSHI#!
I will NEVER support AARP…they were huge supporters of obamacare.
The dems needed the Insurance companies onboard to pass Ocare.
Insurance companies offered high deductible, high copay plans with higher premiums…the gov’t guaranteed rate subsidies (thank you taxpayers) plus added a risk corridor to assure the insurance companies they wouldnt lose money. In essence, we the people are funding big insurance, and they are raping us with subpar insurance plans.
Now, the average bloke has to deal with a bunch of idiots at the exchange and the IRS before they can think about health care.
For the Medicare supplements, I believe they are all basically the same, again regulated by the gov’t. they all offer the same basic plans. I think plan “f” is the most popular. (this plan has worked well for many people I know that have it…It covers just about everything except prescription meds not given during a hospitalization) You can choose the one that fits your individual needs. It is advisable to sign up for the drug plan at the start, otherwise you are penalized if you add it later.
Thanks for all the info I will look into the” f “plan. I was told to wait until next year.
AMAC (The Association of Mature American Citizens) is supposed to be a conservative alternative to AARP.
I think you are correct regarding the various HC plans available. I personally was with Blue Cross, but changed this year to United. I have yet to use the coverage. As I understand it ALL of the SO CALLED ADVANTAGE Plans will come to an end at the end of 2015. From that point forward you will be a member of ACA whether you want to be or not. The Advantage Plans were government Medicare Plans which were administered under contract by various Insurance Companies. As I stated the information I have says that ALL of the Advantage plans will end at the end of 2015. Everyone will be forced into ACA, and obviously Medicare will disappear. Medicare was the brainchild of Lyndon Baines Johnson………..you know the person who helped Congress steal the Social Security TRUST FUNDS by placing them in the GENERAL FUND. They told everybody that it was done to make accounting easier..(.har har wink wink). In reality it was for the purpose that he and his slimey friends in Congress could help themselves to the funds. Ultimately many millions was stolen for literally every reason imaginable……….including two back to back raises in pay for Congress first a 22% then soon thereafter another dip into SS funds for 17%. Yet not one person in the public domain said a word, even though everyone knew it was a ROBBERY IN PROGRESS…….and the primary perpetrator was Johnson himself. Sadly we still have a hell of a lot of CRIMINALS in our alleged government………NOW WE HAVE another one as our leader……and Social Security has never been paid back for the multiple RAPES of it’s funds by the LIBERAL LEFT. Anybody who has paid into SS should be really PI$$ED OFF, but a very large number of people had NO IDEA as to what was really happening…….and many didn’t even give a damn anyway………..and sadly the same attitude STILL PREVAILS.
Johnson is gone now, but he left behind a TWISTED LIBERAL mindset with many politicians who ULTIMATELY HI JACKED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. It was originally referred to as the GANG OF 14 which in reality is a group of extreme left politicians who have predominated since a little before 2008……TWO OF THEM HAVE moved to GRAVES. (Kennedy and Murtha).
……thanks for the reminder…..I had nearly forgotten them. However I don’t know if there are any Healthcare Insurance alternatives available via AMAC. I switched to United this year primarily because I was advised that my Anthem Blue Cross premium was about to go to the moon. My United Coverage doesn’t cost me a PENNY. My logic was, and is that if I am going to get robbed, let it be because I didn’t pay for the privilege……if being robbed is a privilege at all.
There is an outside possibility that you will be penalized for enrolling after the cut off date. That is most likely why you was advised to wait until next year. If you are a senior citizen you should seek the guidance of a special senior advocacy service. Nearly every city has such a group. They can get you on the right track quickly. Look in your local telephone directory for “Senior services” in the yellow pages. Most of these organisations are NOT POLITICISED.
Soprry I have been offline for a while…I was replacing my upper radiator hose assembly…an 80 year old man can still do some things…It’s 95 here in Charlotte, but I “gotta er don” as the cable guy would say!
As to your questions at 10:53am where you ask….”may is ask sir, Since when does the military forces” LAY PEOPLE OFF”. I can see EARLY DISCHARGE, but WHAT THE HELL IS “LAY OFF” ALL ABOUT? Will those LAID OFF BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNENPLOYMENT?”
I spent 27 years in the Army and have had a very close association with the Army since my retirement and I have NEVER heard of such BullSh*t in my entire life……..
The Army nor Navy, or AF, or Marines DO NOT lay off people…..they discharge them. Honorably or Dishonorably …..but Layoff?
What a bunch of Sh*t !!!! (I’m sure those now receiving a (layoff notice) are saying the same thing.
Our combined fighting force is down to the bare bones now….in fact, if they don’t come to their senses soon, we won’t be able to put a full division on the front line in any future engagements…..I use to think the military situation was bad under Carter, but damn if Obama hasn’t topped them all…put together !
I’m sure some of the old crusted sergeants are now scratching their heads trying to figure out exactly what a LAYOFF is……so am I.
So, my friend, a short answer to your question is: I have never heard of a layoff in any army in the world (ever)……but leave it to Obama, he has to be the first in everything, even the word game !!!!
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Bernie Sanders agrees with conservatives: The Obama admin. unemployment numbers are totally phony
BREAKING: The state of Texas just made a massive move against the feds that many are saying is a HUGE step in preparation for secession…
This shows that Texas has had all they can take from Obama and will do what they think is right for Texas’ citizens.
Do you support Texas’ move?
BREAKING: Texas Makes Massive Move to Prepare for Secession From the Union
This is huge.
Excellent article here explaining what I have been complaining about since ’08. People who saved for their retirement cannot make it based on near zero interest rates. Seniors are hit the hardest and are currently dipping into their principal ( retirement nest egg) to survive.
THERE’S Your Hyperinflation!
ISLAM is taking over the world, and this Pope doesn’t seem to be moved to counter their actions…beheading don’t bother him. Apparently the only thing that gets a reaction from him is wealth redistribution, climate change, capitalism, and Obama.
The Catholic world is is grave danger from this false pope.
Pope Francis emerges as a Marxist/Communist while the Christian world burns.
Two years into his reign, Pope Francis has emerged as an extreme socialist obsessed with the usual phony leftist problems such as man-made global warming, American institutional racism, and income inequality.
Muslims are indiscriminately slaughtering Christians around the world while Christianity itself seems on the verge of being eclipsed globally by Islam, but these things barely register with this pope.
This pseudo-intellectual pope keeps on spouting the same misanthropic Marxist platitudes as he hitches his papacy to global warming, the new international totalitarian cause.
Sounding like Mao Zedong, Francis said a “bold cultural revolution” was needed to save the planet.
The pope ignores the keen insight of former Czech President Vaclav Klaus who likened environmentalists to watermelons: they are green on the outside and red on the inside.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union leftists the world over migrated to the environmentalist movement and began regurgitating the party line, which is that human activity, and in particular, capitalism, is killing the planet.
Mocking the Enlightenment, Francis accepts their unscientific and unproven drivel on faith and in the process, he transports the papacy back to the Dark Ages.
We need another Crusade.
oldsailor83 | July 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm |
As I understand it ALL of the SO CALLED ADVANTAGE Plans will come to an end at the end of 2015. From that point forward you will be a member of ACA whether you want to be or not.
I am not sure what you mean by ACA or AMAC (which you referred to in your subsequent post)
There is a difference between a Medicare Advantage plan and a Medicare supplement. I, too, have read where the Medicare Advantage plan is going to be eliminated, but I am quite sure the Medicare supplements will still be available. I also am quite sure that both are separate and distinct from Obamacare.
I just saw that AMAC is Association of Mature American Citizens and I assume ACA is Affordable Care Act.
The reason they told me to wait until next year is because ,insurance will be going up. Thanks for the info my getting good stuff I knew I would because there is smart people on this site.
I referred to AMAC which you have right, and I also referred to ACA which you have right. What I was implying is that the MEDICARE Advantage plans are KAPUT at the end of 2015. People who have Advantage plans are NOT ALLOWED to HAVE A SUPPLEMENTAL PROVIDER. I believe that at the end of 2015 everyone will need a supplemental carrier. I am also covered by Veterans Healthcare, but I don’t use it. BTW it is NOT FREE like a lot of people think. There is COPAY just like the other healthcare plans. Some meds are free, but if you have to drive quite a distance to obtain the FREE meds you might as well walk a block or two to a drug store, pay a small copay, and you will still come out ahead. I am fortunate…….I only use one med now on a regular basis……for blood pressure control.
AMAC was formed for the primary purpose of providing seniors with an alternate organization like AARP. AARP is in bed with Soetoro, and company. I was an AARP member way back in the 1980s. Horace Deets was then the head honcho, but unfortunately Deets was interested in Deets ONLY. When I discovered that I let my membership lapse, like many thousands of other members done when they too HAD ENOUGH OF DEETS. In that time period AARP lost a HELL of a lot of members. They was hurting financially for a number of years. I never heard why he finally stepped down. I personally think that he was INVITED to leave.
Its I’m getting Thanks again
Earlier I made a suggestion that anyone who is unsure about how the ACA works, and/or how the plans work should get in contact with your local SENIORS SERVICES if you have one. Look in your YELLOW PAGES for SENIORS SERVICES. Most of such entities are not politicized, and will provide you with a pretty good idea about how you should proceed, and what plans would benefit you the most. There is a veritable mountain of information that needs to be translated, and the seniors services people do that quite well. We have several groups here in Fort Wayne. I too did that…….but going to United HC was only a FREE expedient to get me to the end of 2015.(SORT OF USED THE SYSTEM IF YOU WILL!) Of course I was taking into account that at 83 there is an increased chance that I might not even make it to the end of 2015. I could kick off tomorrow from something I might not even know I have. I feel pretty good, not like a 20 year old but OK. I have accepted the fact that after 75 life becomes a sort of tradeoff situation. I personally know seniors who are close to my age or older, who are forced to take at least 4 or 5 meds as soon as they get up and another 4 or 5 meds during the course of the next 8 hours, and another 2 or 3 before they hit the hay, then repeat the cycle every day of the week for the remainder of their lives. I only take 1 med daily and at 83,so I feel pretty damn good about that and the fact I am still able to do most of the things I want to do. That is to say MOST of the things, but NOT ALL. SORT OF PROVES THAT NONE OF US ARE EXACTLY THE SAME. Keeping busy is one of the ingredients for a stable senior life. Keeps the mind occupied!–
Have a great day!
I would suspect that you was told to wait until October 2015 because that is when all the new information will come out regarding Healthcare sign up. With the Advantage plans a person had to sign up in the period from November through the end of the year……after which nobody could sign up until November of the following year. Exactly what will happen at the end of 2015 remains to be seen. I have noticed that Mutual of Omaha is now a provider of SUPPLEMENTAL HC COVERAGE. Their new information will be out in October 2015………..I have a gut feeling that there will be NO CHEAP HC SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE ANYWHERE.
Personally I urge everyone who does not understand HC insurance to learn absolutely as much as you can before you sign up………..and have everything explained to you in LAYMANS terms……….digest it then make your decision………..if you don’t you might discover the hard way that you signed up for a PIG IN A POKE, and is almost worthless for your specific needs, and/or you could end up paying through your nose. Watch out for DEDUCTABLES. Generally speaking the lesser the deductible the HIGHER the MONTHLY PREMIUM, and the greater the level of risk for the carrier the higher the premium will be……..and this is only basics!
……..look closely if you are planning to sign up for ACA. You might be eligible for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (SUBSIDY).
BREAKING: Benghazi Smoking Gun Found,
Proof Obama Knew About Attack 10 DAYS in Advance
SPREAD THIS: Former Judge Comes Forward With PROOF Hillary Is Guilty of Treason
Former Judge Andrew P. Napolitano published an eye-opening column on Wednesday in which he revealed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton armed radical Middle Eastern organizations that were on the U.S. terror list.
During her time as secretary of state, Clinton convinced both President Barack Obama and congressional leaders to allow her to arm rebel factions “in Syria and Libya in an effort to overthrow the governments of those countries.”
Soon after, she convinced Marc Turi, a lawfully licensed American arms dealer, to sell weapons to the government of Qatar. She then had Qatar sell, barter or outright hand over these weapons to rebel groups in Libya and Syria.
According to Judge Napolitano, some of the groups that received weapons were terrorists, such as the men who stormed into the American consulate in Benghazi and murdered U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Clinton’s “secret war” not only empowered our enemies, but also cost us the lives of a number of Americans.
Furthermore, Clinton later lied under oath about all this. When Sen. Rand Paul asked Clinton “at a public hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 23, 2013, whether she knew about American arms shipped to the Middle East, to Turkey or to any other country,” she claimed ignorance.
And then when the senator asked her whether she had purposefully used the consulate in Benghazi to procure, buy, sell and obtain weapons for the Libyans and Syrians, she said, “Senator, you will have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex.”
Clinton armed Middle Eastern terrorist groups and then lied to Congress about it. We also know that Clinton used a private email address on a personal server to hide these sorts of actions from everybody else.
As Judge Napolitano asked in his column, “How much longer can her lawlessness go unchallenged and unprosecuted?” (H/T The Washington Times)
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.
Thanks I’m going to look into all of the info I’m getting here.
………MORON lights fuse of aeriel fireworks mortar, THEN SAME MORON places device on top of his head, it explodes, and the MORON’S head, and pimple size brain disappears………NOW MOMMY WANTS “TOUGHER” FIREWORKS LAWS….. ANOTHER MORON. I GUESS THE OLD SAYING “LIKE FATHER LIKE SON” WOULD BE APPLICABLE HERE. I SIMPLY REMOVE THE WORD FATHER,AND INSERT THE WORD MOTHER. A moron begets a moron! Classic example of a large percentage of our young people.
………US Army to be reduced in size by 40,000. Same idiotic reasoning that was applied after WW1…….LOOK WHAT HAPPENED BECAUSE OUR ENEMIES PERCEIVED US AS WEAK……THOUSANDS OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HAD TO DIE TO “FIX UP” WHAT THE MORONIC LEADERSHIP OF AMERICA THROUGH THE 1920s and 1930s “SCREWED UP”. Most of us know who that was…….”FDR.” Same bullshi# TODAY! NOW THE OVEREDUCATED MORON in the WACKEY HOUSE PROVES HIS IGNORANCE AT LEAST ONCE EACH DAY……….NOW I KNOW WHY FLIES ARE ATTRACTED TO HIS HEAD……”SHI# FOR BRAINS”!……AND EVEN WORSE THE UPPER ECHELON AT THE PENTAGON SEEMS TO SUPPORT HIS STUPIDITY, BY AGREEING TO “LAY OFF” AT LEAST 40,000 FROM THE ARMY BY ITSELF. FOLKS WE ARE BEING TAKEN DOWN THE DRAIN BY THE MORON, BUT NOT A DAMN PERSON IN AMERICA EVEN SEEMS TO CARE. I PRAY THAT I WILL LIVE TO HEAR THE SAME MORONS SCREAM AS THE ENEMY KICKS IN THEIR DOOR AND OPENS FIRE ON THEM. THAT IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS “JUST REWARDS”. I WILL LAUGH LOUDLY! I AM CERTAIN THE ENEMY WILL ALSO.
bob strauss | July 8, 2015 at 2:22 am |
I am reposting this article detailing Hillary’s dealing in Libya
Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war