Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

Have your health care rates gone up under The Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare)?

yes
33
54%
no
19
31%
no idea
9
15%
don't care
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 61

Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:44 pm

My cost for health care has gone up substantially, and my co-pay costs doubled.
Last edited by lsayre on Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:37 pm

Haven't had health insurance since 2011 so I'll let you know when this economy which can't find skilled labor decides to start hiring some skilled labor. :D
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:51 pm

yes it doubled...... the co-pay went from 15/visit to 35!!!! it sucks :taz:
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: warminmn On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:06 pm

Mine has actually went down $20/month. But that was because my employer was somehow overcharging us, something to do with the Obamacare bill, so they had to lower my cost to be legal. I'm sure it will go back up in the future but I'm lower for a year.
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:28 pm

Mine has gone down a good bit but it was mostly due to my age (I believe) but I was under the impression that the payment part doesn't kick in for a year yet, this was just what our fine reps. wanted to give the Ins. Co.s & doc.s time to raise all their rates. It's what the lobbyists paid for.
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:18 am

No idea. I have insurance but never use it.
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: plumb-r On: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:34 am

Yes rates for the wife and have gone up almost $2000 a year and deductible has also increased by $1500. Obama gave them a excuse to raise rates. If insurance hadn't gone up we would have had to pay penalty tax. Insurance company knows how high they can go and get away with it. But that's alright, the joker down the street who doesn't work or pay taxes, has medical now so that gives me a warm feeling. :mad:
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:20 am

Plumb-r, it was all the buffoons doing what they get paid for by lobbyist that gave them the time, rates & costs have been going up for quite awhile this just sped everything up thanks to the ones that we elect to watch out for us. Heck the welfare slugs here even get dental care which my paid for policy doesn't & some dentists are making millions doing cosmetic surgery & braces which shouldn't be done. http://www.wtae.com/news/local/investig ... olute=true
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:45 am

My rate went up a little bit but, my insurance now pays for less. My wife had her gallbladder out in december and the insurance paid for 80% of it and 100% of the DR. bill and when she went for her follow up in january the insurance only covered 40% of the DR. bill.
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: Blackrocks On: Wed May 01, 2013 2:14 pm

My rates have gone up and the benifits down....... but that is nothing new , rates have gone up and coverage down ever since Iv'e had health insurance no matter who or what party was in the Whitehouse and therein lies the problem CORPORATE GREED. ...along with my and everyone elses rates going up to an outrageous amount guess what else went up outragiously.....THIER PROFITS and EXECUTIVE SALARIES.Obama care is supposed to and will and already has addressed this point.


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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: Blackrocks On: Wed May 01, 2013 2:40 pm

Plumb-r You and me and everyone else has always paid your neighbors med bills if he needed medical attention and didn't have a way to pay himself What did you think happened to those bills before . They didn't just disappear and they didn't get written off...we paid them then and we pay them now.Only difference is it will be cheaper for us to pay now.


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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed May 01, 2013 2:56 pm

Be of good cheer people it's going to get much worse. Just wait until over half the doctors leave and then you will be like Florida where you can't even get to see a doctor most are just not accepting new patients. Then the whole mess will really disintegrate as the 3500 pages of govt incredible complexity descends into chaos. From these ashes will rise a private paid superservice which will be very good for the rich and the nationalized stuff will get even crappier. Yep, just like a dozen other countries that have tried this c rap - nothing new here move along.The libs never learn, so what's new. Morons stay morons.
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: ramblerboy2 On: Wed May 01, 2013 3:36 pm

Interestingly, my healthcare costs went way down this year; we got pushed into some kind of managed care thing which incentivizes taking care of yourself and penalizes you for not. I have high cholesterol, go to get blood work 4 times per year and take a statin prescription. All that used to cost and now it's all free. My premium stayed flat.
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed May 01, 2013 3:44 pm

The current estimate is that "average" health care costs will go up by 32%. No one can offer something for nothing (over the long haul).

http://www.washingtonguardian.com/study ... t-32-pct-1

My guess is that about 5 years from now health care costs will be 100% or more vs. what they are now, and what you get for the money will be far less. There is no such thing as government efficiency. And initial government cost estimates are never close to reality.
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Re: Poll: Have your health care rates gone up under Obamacare?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed May 01, 2013 3:50 pm

It's 906 pages long, not 3500 like perhaps some would have used double spacing & other tricks to make their term papers more impressive. The only ones fighting this are the same ones that were ripping off the American people with both health care insurance & drug & doctors costs all along.
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