NC Blue Cross raises Obamacare premiums 34.6 percent, Obama lies healthcare dies, Affordable Care Act driving up costs, Replaces June request of 25.7%, ACA customers use expensive services for chronic conditions and visit emergency department in high numbers

NC Blue Cross raises Obamacare premiums 34.6 percent, Obama lies healthcare dies, Affordable Care Act driving up costs, Replaces June request of 25.7%, ACA customers use expensive services for chronic conditions and visit emergency department in high numbers

“Contrary to industry expectations, ACA (Affordable Care Act) customers continue to be unhealthy and use more health care services than expected. BCBSNC’s (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina) data shows that ACA customers use expensive services for chronic conditions and visit the emergency department in high numbers.”…BlueCross BlueShield of NC August 6, 2015

“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

“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.”…NY Times July 3, 2015

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to keep the costs of healthcare down?

Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to encourage preventive measures and reduce emergency room visits?

Who is going to pay for those high deductibles that many patients cannot afford?

Obama lies healthcare dies.

From the News Observer August 6, 2015.

“Blue Cross now seeking 34.6% rate hike in NC for ACA plans

Insurer is scrapping June request for 25.7% increase

Blames Affordable Care Act for driving up costs

Says most on ACA plans are chronically ill people who run up medical costs

Insurer also eliminating broad network plans in Triangle and Charlotte”

“Blue Cross and Blue Shield, North Carolina’s largest health insurer, is scrapping its June request for a 25.7 percent rate increase in favor of a larger rate hike: 34.6 percent.

In announcing the change Thursday, the Chapel Hill organization blamed the Affordable Care Act for driving up costs by extending health insurance to many chronically ill people. As the state’s dominant health insurer and the only ACA insurer in several dozen counties, Blue Cross is seen as a barometer of North Carolina’s health insurance market for pricing and access.

The company’s request, which requires approval from state and federal regulators, would affect about 380,000 people Blue Cross covers in North Carolina on individual policies under the Affordable Care Act. It does not apply to the majority of the 3.9 million Blue Cross covers in the state under employer plans, state plans and other policies.

Blue Cross continues to see a large number of chronically ill people who require expensive medical care this year, the second year of ACA enrollments, said Patrick Getzen, the insurer’s chief actuary. The ACA made it illegal for health insurers to turn down people with pre-existing conditions and charge older customers exorbitant rates, common practices in the past that helped insurers control their expenses.

The architects of the health insurance law anticipated an influx of older, sicker customers, but expected that the cost of treating them would be offset by attracting younger and healthier customers. That hasn’t worked out for Blue Cross so far, despite the company’s marketing campaign to attract “young invincibles” and federal penalties for those who fail to obtain health insurance.

Getzen said that in 2014 the company’s health care costs in North Carolina exceeded revenue by $123 million, even after receiving $343 million in reinsurance and other financial assistance from the federal government to offset ACA expenses. Getzen said the financial picture was expected to improve this year, but he said that expenses keep rising.”

“For example, a 40-year-old non-smoker living in Raleigh who has a Blue Value Silver plan with a $2,500 deductible pays about $315 a month today. With the adjusted proposed increase, this customer will pay about $418 for the same plan in 2016, an increase of 32.7 percent.”

Read more:

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article30244941.html

“Muslims may appear very sincere; in fact, they are sincere, when they lie for their own protection or in the cause of Islam. They have permission to lie. Yes, Christians have also lied but never are they given permission to lie. However, a Muslim has no guilt since the Koran and Hadith permit his deception.”…Don Boys, Ph.D.

 

 

 

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21 responses to “NC Blue Cross raises Obamacare premiums 34.6 percent, Obama lies healthcare dies, Affordable Care Act driving up costs, Replaces June request of 25.7%, ACA customers use expensive services for chronic conditions and visit emergency department in high numbers

  1. citizenwells

    “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

  2. Off Topic…
    I am so troubled right now about the way things are going with Mr. Trump with him shooting his mouth off. Is he a deceiver to throw the election for Hillary and the communist party? He has been uninvited by Red State to speak there and Megyn Kelly has been invited!!!!
    Then I read that Carly Forena (sp) worked for John McCain in ’08 as his campaign manager. Is this true?
    Also, I read that very recently Ben Carson changed from being a demo-rat to republican!!!
    WE NEED ALLEN WEST TO JUMP INTO THE RACE AND BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. We the People can fund him our selves!!!! We need every armed services person to run for every office on the republican side..especially the ones who Barry fired for not agreeing that they would fire on us if we rebelled!

  3. CW………
    ACA is eventually going to become so burdensome that most people will abandon it, and DARE the IRS to attempt to fine them/ There are not enough prisons to hold 330,000,000.00 million people. That is the way it will most likely end after which we will have some form of SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM. Perhaps a carbon copy of the Canadian Healthcare System. So much for spreading the WEALTH AROUND.

  4. Ginger………
    We live , and we learn……..sometimes painfully! I think Huckabee has an excellent chance. I have listened closely over several years to what he has to say. He has his facts together, and it now appears that he also knows when to raise the ante. Perhaps it will end up Huckleberry Hound and FIFI. Might be a great combination. FIFI appears to be every bit as intelligent as the EX ALASKA GOVERNOR. I think that FIFI could now very easily garner the female US vote. If she ran for VP it would almost guarantee the person who runs for POTUS would win. Perhaps by default but nonetheless a WIN. I have some doubts about FIFI’s proficiency in foreign relations ability .We need a CINC who KNOWS what war is about and has the guts to do whatever is necessary when our country is attacked.
    I also believe that if many months ago a few squadrons of A-10s,along with a like number of the new C-130 gunships, had been deployed along with a declaration of OPEN SEASON on terrorist GOATHERDERS, the bullshi# that is now going on would have never have happened because the BASTARDS would NOT have had the personel or materials to do anything after the pilots of the planes were done with them……..further any of them that remained alive would have been extremely lucky.

  5. ……..but now the pilots must first land ,walk up to the enemy and read them their Miranda rights before they can be attacked.

  6. hillary, huma and cheryl ignore Court orders !!!! see; judicial watch, link transfer out of commission, again !!!! cheryl’s lawyer states he has tokd her to destroy Federal information !!!!

  7. ……….and that is just an example of exactly how TWISTED our alleged leaders are. Perhaps “INSANE” is a better description. Hopefully 2016 will prove to be a resurrection of America, and the BASTARDS who attack us will have wasted their lives……….as they will be either dying, or already dead.

  8. If Cheryl Mills’ lawyer was brave enough to tell Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Mills to destroy federal records he obviously doesn’t think anything will happen as a result……which tells me that he is either a total nitwit,or knows something nobody else knows. I have a feeling that the garrote is slowly being drawn taught about the necks of ALL of the Clinton perpetrators. either as criminal accessories, or outright criminal perpetrators. If they cooperate they might have a shorter sentence. If they choose to continue ignoring Sullivan’s order they then risk SLAMMER VACATIONS for contempt of court, and/or Congress. Somehow I would love to see them all get some hard time.

  9. ………it would MAKE MY DAY to watch HITLARY receive her just due……long time coming! …..but at this point “what difference will it make”? The dead cannot be brought back to life, and you cannot extract blood from a turnip……….BUT YOU CAN EXTRACT A HELL OF A LOT OF RED WATER.!……..FROM HER AND HER FRIENDS..

  10. ………I AM PRAYING THAT kOSKINEN WILL BE HIT WITH A CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS CITATION. HE CAN TELL UNDER OATH WHO ORDERED HIS BEHAVIOR OR THE KEYTO HIS CELL GETS THROWN AWAY.

  11. oldsoldier79

    OLDSAILOR83….

    It is well we remember it was a certain Ms. CHERYL MILLS who cleaned out VINCE FORSTER’S OFFICE of all evidence of a crime(June 20th 1993) BEFORE ANYONE WAS PERMITTED TO ENTER searching for why he killed himself… (that’s Clinton’ese for MURDER).

    And the sad facts reported to nothing but plain and simple murder. But to accuse a sitting president’s wife of such a crime in 1993 was unheard of…….well then was then, …and now is now.

    So, it appears that Ms. Mills is again playing the part of Hillary’s HATCHET LADY. Again she tries to keep her fat *ss out of the frying pan……except there is one pissed off judge that intends to put it in jail……..the times are a changing ! Thank god for that !

    There is a strong possibility that all three of the ameigo’s will wind up in jail…at least we can hope so.

  12. oldsoldier79

    THIS KID HAS IT RIGHT……

    iSN”T IT AMAZING HOW HE KNOWS WHAT MURDER IS, BUT SO MANY IN THIS COUNTRY DO NOT……

  13. oldsoldier79

    IF THIS ISN’T TREASON…WHAT IS ?

    If we had been told in 2008 that Barack Hussain Obama would negotiate a deal that he has openly acknowledges will fund terrorism, we would have thought …. “another conspiracy theorist”.

    Just this past week, Obama publicly admitted that money flowing to Iran from his negotiated nuke deal will be used by Iran to fund terrorism.

    Consider that fact for a just a minute.

    More and more, we are encountering “lone wolves” in the United States. In Chattanooga, one killed several soldiers and sailors. Europe and Asia are still seeing Islamic terror attacks.

    The man acting as president of the United States has just acknowledged his deal with Iran will fund more terrorism that will be aimed at Americans.

    IF THIS ISN’T THE TRAITOR, WHO IS ?

  14. oldsoldier79

    THIS IS THE MAN WHO SHOULD BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT…..

    Once you start this video, I assure you that you won’t turn it off…..this man puts TEETH into POLITICS…..and his words ring YES…YES….YES

    I suggest TRUMP hire him to coach him on what to say and how to say it.

  15. oldsoldier79

    A QUOTE….A REALITY

    Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15 !

    President Ronald Reagan

  16. I heard the rapist, Bill Clinton, called Donald Trump, and they had a long phone conversation.

    I wonder, given all we here at Citizen Wells know about the Clintons, how that call went, since Trump has said Hilliary has broken the law with the email scandal?

    I can visualize death threats from the Clinton Mosque.

    It’s going to be a war by the looks of it. Hillary, and the Muslim Brotherhood want to continue their grip on the white house, and will do anything to keep it.

  17. oldsoldier79 | August 8, 2015 at 3:28 pm
    *************
    Great video, I already shared it on FB with all of the liberal friends to torment them, and for the others to enjoy.

  18. Saturday, August 8, 2015
    Public evidence now shows that Obama has actively aided and abetted America’s sworn enemies – the mullahs, the Muslim Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda. We may also be colluding with ISIS, because we are allied with their biggest supporters: Turkey, Qatar, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
    August 8, 2015
    The possibility of treason
    By James Lewis
    Since the U.S. Congress has abdicated its duty to declare war when the country is actually at war, it may be technically impossible to convict someone of treason, even if he actively “aids and abets” our enemies. But murder is still murder, even if the courts, in their wisdom, decide there is no such thing.
    Historically, treason is not unusual. Benedict Arnold committed treason in the Revolutionary War. Lincoln’s assassin committed treason in the Civil War. Tokyo Rose committed treason in World War II. The Rosenbergs were convicted of treason for smuggling nuclear bomb secrets to Stalin’s Soviet Union.
    After the Civil War, the Democrats were called “the party of rum, Romanism, and rebellion.” “Rebellion” referred to the Democrats’ collusion with the secessionist South and, in the aftermath, their ongoing aid to murderous rebels like the KKK.
    Charles Krauthammer just wrote a column in the Washington Post asking the question, “Who is helping Iran’s hardliners?”
    Krauthammer raised that question after Obama effectively accused Republicans of treason – defined as opposing Obama’s “arrangement” with the deceptive mullahs, including two secret side agreements that have never been revealed to the U.S. Senate. Obama is in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution, and nobody dares to say it.
    Krauthammer’s headline hints that Obama is in bed with the worst hardliners in the Iran regime. Millions of Americans – those who actually pay attention to politics – have quietly come to the same conclusion. The abandonment of our personnel during the Benghazi fiasco on 9/11/12 seems to reveal collusion with al-Qaeda in the Maghreb. Al-Qaeda killed more than 3,000 civilians in assaulting the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11/01. The Iranians have killed American troops and civilians since 1979.
    No nation can survive without defending itself against such assaults.
    Public evidence now shows that Obama has actively aided and abetted America’s sworn enemies – the mullahs, the Muslim Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda. We may also be colluding with ISIS, because we are allied with their biggest supporters: Turkey, Qatar, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
    No American wants to believe this. But it is true. It has been publicly said by first-rate military and foreign policy experts, including Admiral James (“Ace”) Lyons (USN, ret.) and Clare Lopez (former CIA analyst, and one of the most heroic truth-tellers in this perverted age).
    Obama is rigidly stuck in anti-American ideologies, both the Marxist and Islamist kind. Marxists don’t recognize the legitimacy of electoral governments and the nation-state. They are internationalists, wedded to a fantasy of benevolent world government that would solve all conflicts by centralized dictatorship. The fact that Marxist regimes led to endless mass murders in the last hundred years never seems to change their minds. They are totalitarians.
    Radical Muslims also aim for a world government in the name of Allah – empowering Muslim priests from the Wahhabis of Arabia to the mullahs of Iran. More than a thousand years of war between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims has not made a dent in the mass delusion of peace on Earth under the rule of Allah’s priests.
    Marxism and jihadism see national treason as a positive good. Their fanatical followers do not believe in electoral democracy or nationhood, so the concept of “treason” has no meaning. If you doubt that, ask your leftist friends if there is such a thing as “treason.”
    But just as murder would be murder even if we called it something else, the same is true for attacks, sabotage, propaganda war, and mass deception aimed against a nation’s very existence.
    Obama has internalized left-Islamist values. So has Valerie Jarrett, and plausibly Hillary Clinton, along with her “personal aide” Huma Abedin.
    When Obama was asked how the United States (in the guise of NATO) could bomb Libya and destroy its fragile government without congressional “use of force” authority, he just laughed.
    And yet, no country can survive if it can be attacked and undermined with impunity.
    A thousand termites are gnawing away at our ship of state, and our political class has forbidden Terminex. You know where that story ends.
    And there we are today.
    Since the U.S. Congress has abdicated its duty to declare war when the country is actually at war, it may be technically impossible to convict someone of treason, even if he actively “aids and abets” our enemies. But murder is still murder, even if the courts, in their wisdom, decide there is no such thing.
    Historically, treason is not unusual. Benedict Arnold committed treason in the Revolutionary War. Lincoln’s assassin committed treason in the Civil War. Tokyo Rose committed treason in World War II. The Rosenbergs were convicted of treason for smuggling nuclear bomb secrets to Stalin’s Soviet Union.
    After the Civil War, the Democrats were called “the party of rum, Romanism, and rebellion.” “Rebellion” referred to the Democrats’ collusion with the secessionist South and, in the aftermath, their ongoing aid to murderous rebels like the KKK.
    Charles Krauthammer just wrote a column in the Washington Post asking the question, “Who is helping Iran’s hardliners?”
    Krauthammer raised that question after Obama effectively accused Republicans of treason – defined as opposing Obama’s “arrangement” with the deceptive mullahs, including two secret side agreements that have never been revealed to the U.S. Senate. Obama is in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution, and nobody dares to say it.
    Krauthammer’s headline hints that Obama is in bed with the worst hardliners in the Iran regime. Millions of Americans – those who actually pay attention to politics – have quietly come to the same conclusion. The abandonment of our personnel during the Benghazi fiasco on 9/11/12 seems to reveal collusion with al-Qaeda in the Maghreb. Al-Qaeda killed more than 3,000 civilians in assaulting the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11/01. The Iranians have killed American troops and civilians since 1979.
    No nation can survive without defending itself against such assaults.
    Public evidence now shows that Obama has actively aided and abetted America’s sworn enemies – the mullahs, the Muslim Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda. We may also be colluding with ISIS, because we are allied with their biggest supporters: Turkey, Qatar, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
    No American wants to believe this. But it is true. It has been publicly said by first-rate military and foreign policy experts, including Admiral James (“Ace”) Lyons (USN, ret.) and Clare Lopez (former CIA analyst, and one of the most heroic truth-tellers in this perverted age).
    Obama is rigidly stuck in anti-American ideologies, both the Marxist and Islamist kind. Marxists don’t recognize the legitimacy of electoral governments and the nation-state. They are internationalists, wedded to a fantasy of benevolent world government that would solve all conflicts by centralized dictatorship. The fact that Marxist regimes led to endless mass murders in the last hundred years never seems to change their minds. They are totalitarians.
    Radical Muslims also aim for a world government in the name of Allah – empowering Muslim priests from the Wahhabis of Arabia to the mullahs of Iran. More than a thousand years of war between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims has not made a dent in the mass delusion of peace on Earth under the rule of Allah’s priests.
    Marxism and jihadism see national treason as a positive good. Their fanatical followers do not believe in electoral democracy or nationhood, so the concept of “treason” has no meaning. If you doubt that, ask your leftist friends if there is such a thing as “treason.”
    But just as murder would be murder even if we called it something else, the same is true for attacks, sabotage, propaganda war, and mass deception aimed against a nation’s very existence.
    Obama has internalized left-Islamist values. So has Valerie Jarrett, and plausibly Hillary Clinton, along with her “personal aide” Huma Abedin.
    When Obama was asked how the United States (in the guise of NATO) could bomb Libya and destroy its fragile government without congressional “use of force” authority, he just laughed.
    And yet, no country can survive if it can be attacked and undermined with impunity.
    A thousand termites are gnawing away at our ship of state, and our political class has forbidden Terminex. You know where that story ends.
    And there we are today.

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/

  19. I went to Sarah Palin’s FB page and found out that indeed Carly Fiorina did work on McCains ’08 campaign and she was fired! I did not find out why but we know how Sarah Palin was treated! So many so called conservatives are having their ‘coming out parties’ Eric Erickson/Red State for one!!! He sure is kissing Jeb Bush and Megyn Kellys a$$.

  20. Pingback: Obamacare nightmare unaffordable, Higher premiums and deductibles, Job losses part time jobs, School closes, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber lack of transparency and stupidity of American voter allowed Obamacare to be passed | Citizen WElls

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