Obamacare Premiums Set to Skyrocket – AGAIN

(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) As the Nov. 1 Obamacare sign-up date nears, a new study shows that Americans will pay 34 percent more this year for the most popular plan on the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare’s ‘Potentially Unconstitutional’ Feature Set For Reckoning

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The consulting firm that conducted the study, Avalere Health, blamed the premium increases on

President Donald Trump, while ignoring the Affordable Care Act itself.

They said three factors contributed to the premium increases: Trump’s decision to end some subsidies to insurance companies, his recent executive order promoting choice and competition in healthcare, and the debate over Obamacare repeal and replace.

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The liberal Huffington Post call Trump’s discontinuance of the subsidies “sabotage,” but a U.S. District Judge in San Francisco said the administration’s stance on withholding the funding had the “stronger legal argument.” Rare is the argument that Democrats, who passed Obamacare without knowing “what’s in it,” failed to fill gaping legal holes such as subsidies that they overlooked.

The conservative Heritage Foundation said Obamacare’s regulations are the main source of premium increases. The think tank estimated that premiums will rise, on average, 25 percent for the nation.

Obamacare bronze plans will rise 18 percent, silver (34 percent), gold (16 percent), and platinum (24 percent).

Those who receive subsidies through Obamacare exchanges will not see higher out-of-pocket costs. Consumers who pay without public assistance will face the cost hikes.

Premiums in three states — Alaska, Arizona, and North Dakota — will fall.

The Trump administration has cut the ACA enrollment period in half from the Obama years. Enrollment will run from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15.

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  • Erik V Johnson

    ” Democrats, who passed Obamacare without knowing “what’s in it,” failed to fill gaping legal holes such as subsidies that they overlooked.” in-other-words…THEY TURNED THEIR HEADS AWAY…And Still Think Obama Was GOD Sent ???

    • AKLady

      More false statements.

      • Skip Moreland

        They forget conveniently that Bush signed the law to stop drug negotiations.

        • Randy Nielson

          A bill written by the liberal left congress at the time. But nothing to do with Obummer Care!!

          • Skip Moreland

            No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the ACA. But it was a bill that Bush pushed and he is no liberal. Plus it was a republican passed bill, in fact the republicans made sure that only they passed it so that democrats couldn’t add anything to it.
            The democrats wanted to add cost containment to it, but the republicans were worried about profits for the drug companies and refused.
            And that law for medicare part D has allowed drug costs to skyrocket and are one of the biggest costs of medical care.

          • Randy Nielson

            Thanks for the info. I just don’t understand why the Liberals hate Trump… he wants to lower these costs… the big business would have to cut the profits to the upper management and stop the millions in buy outs to executives. He wants the free enterprise system i.e.: Econ 101 to work. ( who ever supplies the best service at a lower price wins). He just wants everyone to be able to make there dreams happen… while keeping the borders safe (which they have not been).

          • Skip Moreland

            Free enterprise has never been good for health care, which is why the cost goes up every year in health care faster than in other areas. It is the liberals who wish that prices can be negotiated, not Trump.
            As for border safety, Trump isn’t going to do anything about that either, too many businesses count upon having illegal labor, which is why the republicans won’t touch a immigration bill.
            That and the massive amount of drugs that americans need. The war on drugs has meant that more crime has to be committed in order for drugs to be available. Just like prohibition created organized crime in the US, drug prohibition has created crime.
            Now that the drug problem has really hit home on white america, it is now seen in a different light. So maybe the senseless war will stop.

          • Meteorlady

            Government intrusion into our healthcare system has caused every aspect of it to skyrocket. Only certain sectors make more than the rest. I lost my doctor and I can’t even find a good internal medicine doctor that will take new patients. My mother cannot find a doctors that takes Medicare so she get to travel 75 miles one way to see a doctor that will.

            That is not good healthcare – it’s poor and it’s sad that people worked to pay for a particular program only to find the politicians stealing that money and funneling it into the FREE programs they advocate.

            Not once during the healthcare debates did the Democrats mention controlling drug prices, reducing paperwork and regulations, and allow insurance companies to cross state lines and actually complete.

            Obamacare was never meant to succeed… it was meant to fail so that the Democrats could rush in on their White Horses and save us all with single payer healthcare.

            We already have a perfect example of how well single payer healthcare works – it’s called the VA and it’s a mess. Get the government out of our healthcare and we get freedoms back, lower prices and doctors just might come back.

          • Meteorlady

            Oh that’s pretty funny actually. It was a Democrat intrusion into our healthcare system. Bush put $400 BILLION in the budget for Medicare improvements. “Ted Kennedy, the senior senator from Massachusetts, the longtime leader of Democrats on health issues, saw the inclusion of $400 billion in the budget resolution not as a Republican coup, but as an opportunity to embellish Medicare with an important and needed new benefit—a crowning Democratic legislative achievement.

            Although $400 billion was not enough to provide the benefits that Kennedy sought, he insisted that once prescription drug coverage was a reality, a future Congress could extend and improve it.”

            Get the facts here please before commenting like you did: https://www.brookings.edu/articles/prescription-drug-bill-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

        • Meteorlady

          The law did not stop drug negotiations, the law gave medicare people a drug benefit for which they pay via Medicare increased premiums and via supplemental drug programs SOLD by the INSURANCE COMPANIES. You know the same insurance companies that helped write OBAMACARE?

    • lokiswife

      The first 1,000 pages of the bill was posted on Thomas.gov for months before the vote so our elected reps could read it. Most of them didn’t, they took Pelosi’s and Obama’s word that it was a good bill. There were many people who read the bill, contacted their reps and told them vote NO, it was ugly. At the last minute, they tossed in another 1,800 pages and voted it in. Another point – there were several doctors in Congress at the time, they were told that they were not allowed in the room where the bill was being written and they didn’t want any input from them. Any red flags there?

      • Meteorlady

        Some Repubs were on the floor talking about the congress to applying their own rules of posting a bill days before voting was allowed. The bill that was posted was not the bill that was passed. Sorry…. But you are right most logical and intelligent people did go and read that bill. It just had a lot more added to it, but it was bad from the beginning.

    • Skip Moreland

      The pharmaceuticals were taken out of the equation during Bush when he signed the bill that didn’t allow for negotiating drug prices.

      • Meteorlady

        The GOVERNMENT has added trillions to our healthcare costs over the past 30 years. I can remember having a doctor that had his own practice, charged reasonable fees, and too really good care of us. Our insurance was usually provided by our employers (those cooperations liberals love to hate) because they could afford to do that. When the government got involved healthcare costs started to rise and the has 14 years has seen unprecedented rises in insurance and healthcare costs in general.

        Some of the problems are that we have too many people and the free side of things and the system cannot support that much loss and keep operating. Other problems are all the illegals that over run our hospital emergency rooms and drive up costs of care. Then add in that BIG PHARMA doesn’t have to negotiate with the government to provide drugs for free programs and then add in Medicare/Medicaid.

        After that you can add up all the regulations that have been put in place during Clinton and on.

        We need to get the government out of our lives and that would lower our taxes, the economy would be a lot better and we would have more month to spend on goods and services. In short BIG GOVERNMENT is eating up our economic future with growth and regulations.

  • Paul

    Bull.Vote the dems out .

  • Beeker D.

    Obamacare, was passed only in order to, Destroy the U.S. Healthcare system!

    • Ron

      Which is to say, socialize it.

      • Sally Koller

        And take control of it!

        • AKLady

          Dear Sally: American healthcare has always been controlled by the government — it is called licensing,

      • Skip Moreland

        Actually the ACA was a big business bill that gave the insurance companies a guaranteed market. It was designed by the heritage foundation, a very conservative group. They even had the mandate in it back then, Newt touted it as the way to increase health coverage while business made profits on it. That was ten years before Obama and years before Mitt Romney put it into place in MA.

        • Meteorlady

          Can you provide a link to that please?

    • Paul Williamson

      Trump and the Republicans has destroyed the healthcare system, and the voters know it In two years the Republicans and their few supporters will be nothing more than a brown smelly stain.

      • Creekmaster

        Shut up moron

      • Jerry Mcmanus

        HAVE destroyed? uh, no. we were PROMISED 1) you can keep your plan 2) you can keep your doctor and 3) prices would go DOWN. This has NOT happened. an honest person would seek alternatives

      • kep

        Hopefully, it will be the communist LIBERALS that will be rooted out and disposed of.

      • Maxine Albritton

        little do you know, obamacare was not meant to last it was meant to implode which is what it is doing, only the plan was that hillary would be president and she would say well folks for this to work we need all americans on it, bingo, socialized medicine and we would all be on board

        • Sue

          It would be the fulfillment of what she tried to do in the early 90’s. Thousands of excluded procedures and treatments. A plan thousands of pages of regulations, in other words, the government will decide what you will get and we will own your physician.

          • Maxine Albritton

            that describes socialized medicine nicely The left are under the delusion that it is great, I cannot see how people could be so mistaken but here we are The government has the medical field so regulated that doctors are not always free to make the choices they were trained to do. I had a friend now deseased old age, from canada and she had to generous proceduces in the US because canada did not even put her name on the list when she was highly symptomatic. one was heart bypass, the other gall bladder

          • Mike

            that is complete b.s. I have many friends in Canada and NONE of them would change their system because it works.

          • Maxine Albritton

            well, it did not work for her, she lived near Nova Scotia.

          • Mike

            sure it didn’t. keep spreading those lies. you are a good trump sheeple aren’t you?

          • Maxine Albritton

            I don’t lie, but yes, I guess I am a good trump sheepie, better than an obama sheepie or a hillary sheepie. both detrimental to our country and way of life. I hope you get the full picture before it is to late What is happening is bibical tool written about in revelations but you probably don’t believe that either

          • Mike

            You believe in the Bible yet you voted for the most undignified and least Christian individual ever in trump? really? well I guess you must lack values then since you voted a man into office that lies frequently, stole from contractors who did work from him, a racist who was sued by the justice department as far back as the 1970s because he discriminated against African americans. a man who has committed adultery, until he ran for office was pro choice, raped his first wife or at least she testified to that under oath in a deposition. he bragged about sexually assaulting women. so you believe in the Bible so were just trying to vote for the candidate most opposite your values?

          • Maxine Albritton

            Trump lived in NY so did IVana to get a divorce there was a lenghty process in the past people used to claim adultry to get one, that might be the reason for her claim. who knows. As you know Jeasus as in the Christ is not here ruling yet so the choice was trump which was pushed by the media which you know is the left;liberal or hillary. It was a choice of voting against the lesser of the two evils so trump was the better choice. Actually since he has been president I think I made a really good choice He may not be as Godly as Jesus or Correct but I think God is using him. obama was destroying this country and hillary was his helper I wanted no more of that so now you know my thinking.

          • Mike

            yes I understand you gave up your values to elect trump. well done you are a hypocrite.

          • Maxine Albritton

            no, you still don’t get it. Trump is furthering most of my values, what he was in the past is his businewss and I never saw any proof of what you stated. yes, he did have three marriages. I am a realist and putting Hillary out of office was truly my goal, the rest is just the gravy. she and obama were as corrupt as could be and not at all good for America. wake up you left sheepie

          • Mike

            I was not aware I was talking with a white supremacist or a person who does not believe in God. I didn’t know I was speaking to a wealthy elite because are the groups trump speaks to. well good to know. if those are your principles then you voted for the correct person in trump. if you were not for sexually assaulting women, racism, no Christian principles then you did in fact vote your values when you cast that ballot for trump. again good to know what you are about.

          • Maxine Albritton

            PS. I voted for the side that believes in life not abortion, I voted for the side that is pro churches not shutting them down so I don’t think God is going to condemn me for that. I don’t mind being a white supremist either, I am tired of the colors constantly complaining about how put down they are. IF anyone needs to complain it would be the Native Americans known as Indians.

          • Mike

            right that is why you voted for a pro choice person in trump, a man who does not go to Church until he was running for president. at least you acknowledge your a white supremacist. most trump sheeple argue they are not, but at least you are self aware enough to know that you like trump are a racist. I am sorry that I along with the majority of Americans cannot support our racist, non Christian, toddler president.

          • Lmcyber

            This is complete BS. You don’t know what you are talking about. We are the country who are making our people wait for treatment not Canada. The insurance companies are putting every kind of barrier to STOP people from getting treatment. Delays after delays that are completely unnecessary. And the republicans continue to empower the insurance companies. We are the ONLY modernized country in the world who allow people to die because of lack of resources.

        • Meteorlady

          You are correct. It was meant to fail and they were going to rush in with single payer – we already have single payer – the VA and it’s not working out well with the government running it.

      • Billy Bong

        In a democracy, it takes more than a “few supporters” to gain legislative, executive, & judicial control of the government

        • Peter J

          Yes, but we are a Republic.

          • Billy Bong

            A representative democracy inside of a constitutional federal republic, yes

          • Gregg Parker

            No such real entity exists except where you’ve been told this particular descriptive name satisfies the unconstitutional retreat from the republic.

      • Mary Brotherton

        If you keep your mouth shut it won’t smell so bad. It’s when you open it to spew stupid stuff that the smell gets overwhelming. If you weren’t so dumb you would know that Trump hasn’t done one single thing to our healthcare system, nor did even one republican vote for Obamacare. The democrats own the whole thing.

        • Lmcyber

          Sorry but you are wrong! READ THE Third PARAGRAPH OF THE ARTICLE! Trump caused this and this author and many experts agree. This is now Trumpcare. If you break it you own it. He owns it now.

          • Maxine Albritton

            the article said that obamas overregulation caused the increase. Trump is trying to do damage repair because and only b ecause the demos would not drop obama care , PS I have not notice people dying from lack of care due to the medical establish ments part,. If they neglect themselves that is another storyl

          • Lmcyber

            “They said three factors contributed to the premium increases: Trump’s decision to end subsidies to insurance companies, his recent executive order promoting choice and competition in healthcare, and the debate over Obamacare repeal and replace.”

            Ok, now we have established the trump owns this healthcare system as he broke it. It is now Trumpcare! There is NO repair being done while he is destroying healthcare for 11% of the market. I am a small business owner, and as a result I have to buy a individual policy, and the best insurance I can get is off the exchange, a platinum policy and now a gold policy. Remember Obamacare was ONLY meant to deal with the individual market. It had no impact on the group policy market, which is where the majority get their insurance. If you are a small business owner, or you are unemployed or your employer does not pay for insurance you end up in Obamacare. Trump has destroyed that marketplace. Because of Trump my premium went up to $3400 a month. Thank you Trump.

            You aren’t in the market as I am and as a result you really don’t know what is going on. You are also not involved in the medical care market, and as a result you don’t know what is going on. If you cannot afford insurance, how are you going to get care for you heart disease, your diabetes, your cancer, your hernia, your spine issue, and on and on. How do you figure if you have cancer and can’t get treatment ….. how do you figure that person is not going to die as a result. Your statement is VERY disingenuous!

            There are a HUGE number of disease processes that has to have ongoing care to treat it, and if you don’t have insurance – YOU DIE!!!

      • Francisco Machado

        Obamacare, entirely a Democrat creation never having Republican support permits the subsidies only insofar as they are funded by the profits of the insurers within the plan. Obama sucked money out of other existing social programs like Medicare to supplement Obamacare – which the ACA law did not permit, hence the judicial decision that the law was on Trump’s side. Obamacare destroyed the health care system, replacing it with a Byzantinely complex economically unfeasible system – and the evidence is strong that it did so by design.

        • Sue

          Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to be exact.

        • Skip Moreland

          No it wasn’t. The Heritage foundation created the ACA ten years before Obama. Newt gingrich was advocating it long before Obama was elected. Even the mandate was the Heritage’s idea.
          As for congress, they had free coverage before the ACA, a gold plan. The ACA forced them to buy their own insurance which is why they fought against that. Can’t blame them there, who would want to give up the best free insurance and have to buy and pay for their own insurance?

          • Francisco Machado

            All Socialist schemes bear certain identifying similarities. The Heritage proposal was for catastrophic insurance to cover extraordinary costs and did not entail an individual mandate. There were tax exemptions for subscribing to it. Heritage even took the ACA to court over that issue. It never became a full-fledged bill and was never brought up for a vote. There were too many Conservatives who recognized it was unworkable, saw its socioeconomic pitfalls. I’ve heard the ACA evolved from Clinton’s attempt which failed even to get enough Democrat votes. Given their general Socialist tenor, probably for the same reasons – that it wasn’t workable. Or just that its unpopularity would get them voted out of office, which the ACA demonstrated to be a realistic expectation. Gruber and company wrote the ACA in all its Byzantine complexity and wrote into it that the ACA couldn’t subsidize the insurers by taking money out of other social programs, an eminently reasonable inclusion particularly since the ACA was (irrationally) touted as reducing healthcare costs It remains that Obama was in violation of the ACA law in doing so. The bill would have to have been changed, returned to Congress for a vote. That the perpetrators of the ACA disaster want to pin the responsibility on the Republicans reveals a lot about how deep in the mire they find themselves. If the ACA worked, they’d be stapling gold stars to each other’s foreheads over their glorious success and pointing out how dumb the Republicans were for opposing it. Which they’re doing anyway, despite its cataclysmic failure.

          • Skip Moreland

            https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2011/10/20/how-a-conservative-think-tank-invented-the-individual-mandate/#773fd8ca6187
            That shows that heritage and Newt supported the mandate. They used a carrot of tax credits and subsidies to get people to buy insurance.

        • Jim Morris

          Obozo took something like 41Mil from Medicare.

      • mary murphy

        Dream on, Dream on! I hope it makes you feel better.

      • Lmcyber

        I agree but this healthcare system is no longer Obamacare. It is now Trumpcare and all issues – premiums increases, rate hikes, crappy policies, diminished coverage, etc etc. all goes on Trump and his actions. At least the article was truthful in the very beginning by putting all blame on trump for the massive rate increases.

        I just hope all of trump supporters realize what they have coming down their way with Trumpcare including the loss of insurance for millions!!!

        I also believe that his supporters are not going to understand till they get directly affected by trump’s horrible decisions.

        • Gregg Parker

          So the last domino is responsible for the flick of the first one? Very flawed point of view…

          • Lmcyber

            READ the article! It says the reason that these premiums are skyrocketing are directly due to trump. This author is right and there are plenty of experts who agree. You do not want accept that trump will hurt his supporters. Same with the budget. Same with the tax bill which will drastically raise your taxes and same with Trumpcare.

            If you break it you own it and he broke it! Trump owns this! It’s now Trumpcare!!

          • Gregg Parker

            So it’s Trump’s fault for not continuing illegal cash dumps to insurance companies illegally scribed by the last loser in chief? Sorry the law is the law. He has an illegal inheritance but a Constitutional responsibility you libtards refuse to acknowledge. Perhaps you’re incapable of understanding “legal”…

          • Lmcyber

            Don’t be ridiculous!! You know those subsidy payments were GOING TO THE INDIVIDUALS. All the insurance company does is receive those subsidies and then turn around and provide those subsidies to the individuals. Another disingenuous comment. On top of it, THEY WERE NOT ILLEGAL! It was in the process of working its way through the courts and trump STOPPED the litigation. There has been NO resolution! Another false statement.

            You do know that trump lies don’t you? Why are you parroting a liar? That just makes you a liar. Don’t do that! Look it up and find out the truth instead of repeating lies from a pathological liar.

          • Gregg Parker

            Take it up with courts libtard…

          • Lmcyber

            That is the kind of retort from someone who doesn’t know what it going on and doesn’t understand how the system works.

      • Joel Morris

        Obviously you know nothing of the failures of the Dems passing Obamacare. Good luck with figuring out how to pay your il legitimate child support this month.

      • Randy Nielson

        How could the Republicans destroy it when non of them have done nothing about it??? We want them to destroy this horrible bill that was forced on us!

    • AKLady

      The U.S. is the only modern, industrialized nation which permits people to die — simply because they cannot afford to buy health care. Apparently, that is something you are proud of.

      • usmcltc

        “…permit people to die…”. Are YOU proud of lying again?

        • Skip Moreland

          It is not a lie. If you have no health insurance, then no doctor visits if you are poor. Relying on ER care is a death sentence, by that time you are in critical condition.
          Plus all that ER care costs the taxpayers, if they can’t afford the expensive care, the cost is passed onto the rest of us. Which is why we have the most expensive health care costs for the worst results in the developed countries. It is why states like Texas have infant and mother fatality rates that equal 3rd world countries. No health care for the mothers to be and with the closing of Planned Parenthood which used to monitor the health of pregnant women in texas, the situation has gotten worse.
          So yes, the US allows people to die w/o healthcare. Otherwise, infant mortality wouldn’t be so high in red states.

          • usmcltc

            You apparently do not know AKLady. Am I right. I have heard this old, worn-out liberal fight song, “We let people die” sung by liberals for years, especially AKLady. BUT, no one can tell me who “WE” is, as it surly isn’t me, as I have NEVER let some one die. Is it YOU, and if so, how many people have YOU LET die? Is it the government? I think not, as they have no responsibility to provide EVERYONE with health insurance. Well, that is everyone except me, as I have Medicare (haven’t paid a dime since turning 65, and that includes cancer surgery) and Tricare for life (free) as a secondary.

            What ever happened to “personal responsibility”? I am responsible for me and my family, but liberals think that they SHOULD be taken care of by the government. How ridiculous! I live in Las Vegas where there are many homeless. I see them everyday, and nine out of ten have a cigarette hanging out of their mouth ($45.00 a pack). Many have cell phones (free I guess) and stand on a corner asking for donations. As soon as they get a few dollars, they run to a liquor store. They do not take care of themselves and when they get sick and die, liberals yell that “We let people die”.
            Health care is not a right, as liberals would want you to think. Health insurance is something that you buy and hope you never have to use it, like auto insurance or long term health care. If people can’t afford health care (low income) we have Medicaid. Under Obamacare we have people who have the government pay for part of their premiums, but they can not afford their high deductibles or coinsurance. When I was a medical biller, everyone that I turned to collections HAD insurance, but would not pay their copays, deductibles and/or coinsurance. I did not ever turn over a person to collection that did not have insurance, because they paid CASH at time of service.
            You talk about the high fatality rates is Texas, but if you had done some research, you would have found that this is primarily due to the many illegal immigrants coming to the U.S. to have their babies. These women have had little or no pre-delivery care, so it is expected that they may have problems during birth.

          • Lmcyber

            You are living off the government, my dear. Your TRi Care comes from the government, as does your Medicare. You have no idea what it costs to get an individual policy, but actually I know you know as I have personally told you. You live off the government for your health insurance yet you deny the ability the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Justice, part of our constitution for the rest of Americans. You do not have any of your rights guaranteed if you can’t get medical care. YOU DIE!! That is not life or a guarantee of life. So, for me to get an individual policy for two of us, the costs are $3400 a month. On your salary, when you were working, could you afford to pay $3400 a month??

            I didn’t think so, and then you would have to afford the deductibles and the copays. You see, the insurance is so expensive that most people cannot afford an individual policy. So guess what it comes down to it – medical care is a privilege for the wealthy only!! It should be a right as EVERY other developed country believes accept the wealthiest country in the world.

            I personally think you need to read your last comment objectively, because it is demonstrably hypocritical. Honestly, it is horrible!!

          • Maddawg

            Actually, it’s a benefit from his service, just like the retirement check. Do you think anyone serves 20 to 30 years in the government for the heck of it ? Even then, the military retirement is taxed, and even then retirees have to pay for their Tricare; either selecting for and paying for Tricare Prime, or Tricare.. It’s not like he didn’t earn his retirement and retirement benefits … Now welfare programs, like subsidized Obamacare, welfare, food stamps where the only real requirement is to have bred something…. and not earn their own keep..– that’s a major problem.. Dem’s just buying votes…

          • Lmcyber

            I understand it is a benefit from his military service, but that doesn’t negate the fact that it is still paid for by the government. There are millions and millions of people who work just as hard as any one who chooses to join the military, that do not get paid any “pension benefits” anymore, or get their medical paid for life. So, as a result you have a huge deficit in care going on in this country. There are no pensions anymore and we now have a huge percentage of this country who are living in poverty or just above, with relatively very little middle class left. We will very soon be looking at having to give a minimum living wage to people as a result of the income inequality and as a result of automation. There will NOT be enough jobs soon as robotics and automation is taking over jobs and production in most industrialized economies.

            By the way, not all of Obamacare is subsidized. Very little of it is. It was meant as a vehicle for people who have to buy individual policies to be able to buy them. It is only for 11% of all policies. You people think Obamacare is a giveaway and it is not. You also think it is a government run insurance program and it is NOT. It is a vehicle for people to buy individual policies to pool together, to bring down the costs of individual policies, which it did. My policy for 2 was close to $5000 a month BEFORE Obamacare. That same policy went down to $1800 a month after Obamacare and no I don’t get subsidies.

            The insurance companies are running the medical insurance in this country, not the government. That is the first fallacy that you all believe, which is a myth. Secondly, only the very poor get benefits and if you think that this is only for minorities, think again. Most who were in Obamacare were Trump supporters, those who live in rural areas and relatively poor states, usually in the South east.

            Honestly, you need to stop calling Obamacare a welfare program, unless all your friends, family and neighbors are all welfare people. It is not a welfare program. I buy on the Obamacare market place and I own a business and my premium runs over $40K a year. It is an exchange for individual policies. Start educating yourself please!

          • Skip Moreland

            Why isn’t health care a right and letting someone die a right instead? Yes, society and those who choose the morals we live by do let people die. If society wanted to save people’s lives, we could ensure that help is available.
            As for personal responsibility, No one chooses to have cancer or many other health problems that will kill them. Regular checkups can help a person find a cancer or problem early enough to do something. But such checkups cost money and those in poverty can’t afford medical care. Not if they wish to eat, have a place to live, all the other necessities of life.
            No the texan problem is not just illegals, but people in poverty. And since texas made obtaining birth control extremely difficult to obtain, they have an additional 1 million births since they chose to stop women from birth control.
            Reagan started the free phone service so that people would be able to have a phone to use for job hunting and emergencies.
            Many of the homeless in the US are vets of our many wars (over 30% of them). The homeless have many problems including mental illnesses. These are the people that Christ gathered around him and helped.
            Obviously christ’s message of helping the poor and sick don’t resonate with you.

          • usmcltc

            “Why isn’t health care a right…?” Don’t me, ask the people who wrote the Constitution or the politicians who have the power to amend the Constitution. Liberal believe the health care is a right, because they believe that the government should take care of you from birth to the grave. Tell me how many people have walked in to a hospital or an emergency and have been turned away because they did not have insurance. I’ll wait.

            People have a “personal responsibility” to take care of themselves. A concept liberals find hard to grasp, as they think that if a person gets sick, the government should take care of them. Where does it say that I have to take care of MY family AND others who choose to smoke and/or drink themselves to death?

            If you want to talk about the COST of health insurance, you have to address the insurances companies who set the premium costs, copays, coinsurance percentages and deductibles. The healthcare providers are at the mercy of the insurance companies, as it makes NO difference how much they charge. It is the “allowable amount” associated with the codes summited on the claim that determines the amount paid to the provider, written off, and paid by the patient. These payments/costs are set by the insurance companies.

            After removing Planned Parenthood, Texas made efforts to recruit new providers to the Women’s Health Program, later renamed Healthy Texas Women.

            Despite the addition of dozens of health centers, the number of women receiving care declined from more than 115,000 in 2011 to just over 70,000 in 2016, according to the report. Texas women have also seen a reduction in access to contraception and increased rates of births financed by Medicaid, the report states.

            About 12,500 of the 4.3 million Texans on Medicaid get health services from Planned Parenthood. Get that, less than 1%!

          • usmcltc

            Yes, Reagan started the “free phone” service, but I do not think he could see how the program is abused today. I say a piece on TV some time back where a woman was interviewed. The woman said that she had 5 “free” phones on her and showed them to the interviewer. She also said that she had 6 more “free” phones at home. I don’t think that she really needed 11 “free” phones to be used in a case of “job hunting” or emergencies, do you?
            By the way, I help the poor and sick through my church, and YOU?

    • AKLady

      Garbage piled higher and deeper.
      The U.S has the world’s most expensive healthcare.
      We are also the only modern, industrialized nation that allows people to die — simply because they cannot affords to buy health care.

      • Maddawg

        People die because they cannot afford to buy health care insurance ? Boy, are you gullible !

    • Uzi Rafael

      They succeeded.

  • Rick Sizemore

    it was doing fine until TRUMP took office.

    • lol Rick

    • george gabriel

      TRUMP JUST EXPOSED WHAT THE SOCALISTS HAD CREATED A GIANT TAX ON THE MIDDLE CLASS, AND THAT IS WHY BARRY AN HILLARY ARE OUT AN THE TRUMPEROO IS IN!

      • kep

        COMMUNISTS, not socialist.

    • kep

      Another braid dead liberal commie? No need to answer.

    • Lizfan

      No it wasn’t. My deductible went from an affordable $500 to an UN-affordable $6000. That was in July 2016. My insurance was just fine & covered everything before Obama screwed with it. Obamacare needs to go the way of the dinosaur. Yesterday.

    • Peace Keeper

      You’re kidding, right?

    • EDWARD MIKAN

      LOL!!!! BS!!!! LOL!!!! BS!!! U S ARMY VETERAN

    • Francisco Machado

      Are you daft? It was a disaster before it was even implemented. Its website didn’t even work. and it got worse from there. It was bankrupt and in debt long before Trump even appeared on the political scene. Democrats alone passed it despite it polling over sixty percent disapproval by the public. They had to intimidate and bribe Democrat Senators to get the votes because they saw it as political suicide. Looking at the current office holding position of the Democrat party, they were right about that..

  • RealAmerican407

    Yet Democrats still dismiss the massive failures as the result of Republican stonewalling. They will never allow their image of Obama to be tarnished no matter how ridiculously obvious it becomes that he was the worst President this country has ever had.

  • CBUJAN

    Then why do democrats want to keep Obamacare?

    • Maxine Albritton

      i would guess because they don’t know any better. obama was their god and he could do no wrong, still is for most, they would probably give him the third term he wants if they could. However with all this overpouring love, (disgusting) they will get their chance. Old George Soros is priming another obama II only his name is Abdul al sayed a muslim brother. he is running in two thou; twenty.

      • Lmcyber

        What are you talking about? Nobody considers anyone a god and you are going off topic, which is how to get health care for all with affordability in the US. Stop with the nonsense! It makes you look ignorant and uneducated!! Can you not say anything that has some value, besides stupidity??

        George Soros is a very old man, late 80’s. He has no bearing in politics anymore and you know it. Let the man be, and talk reasonable. What is it that you think Dems want? I can tell you what I think they want. They want people like you to have healthcare that you can afford. They want you to be able to go to the Doctor when your heart is acting up and be able to afford the medication to treat it and the co pays when you do go, without an astronomical deductible. And they believe everyone in this country has a right to health care. That is what the Dems want.

        What is it the Reps want? If you think rep leaders want the same thing that Dems want, I would disagree. If they wanted everyone to be able to have affordable health care, they would be looking at every alternative. And that would mean looking at the most affordable and best healthcare system out there, bar none. And that is the same system that EVERY country uses which is universal health care. It is 3x less, has better medical outcomes and they have a much better mortality rate. That means we are dying much quicker in this country, the country with the most resources, because our leaders are not doing what is right.

        By the way, universal health care is NOT socialized medicine. It just guarantees that everyone has access to health care, and I don’t mean the lies that the reps put out about their legislation. That was not access to health care. That was access to health insurance, that could easily pay for nothing, no care, and most of their policies would not have given you or me any care, and they knew it.

        Why would you not want your children and grandchildren to be able to go to the doctor when they get sick or hurt?? Why would you not want that??

    • We Americans

      Their agenda is to depopulation the world by 3 billion, so they can have and control their one world socialist government, and one religion (muslim). Fact is, why do you think all government officials were exempted from obamacare? Hello!!!

      • Skip Moreland

        God, you are sick.
        Oh and government officials get insurance just like all private businesses provide it. Except for congress who have to buy their own. Most people in the US get work related insurance.

    • Francisco Machado

      There is a psychotic condition in which the subject is driven to create disasters so that he can be a hero in resolving them, exemplified by the member of a fire company who is also an arsonist – to create for himself the ego inflating opportunity to be a hero. In the Democrat case, they have created a disaster so they can “save” us with single payer national health care – which we do not want and which they could not possibly implement without creating the disaster for which it would have been, had they been able to stay in power, their miraculous “Solution!” – They think ideologically, not rationally. They euhemerize a leader and follow him blindly – a Jonestown phenomenon. They Drink the Koolaid.

      • Skip Moreland

        That certainly sounds like the republicans. They drink the kool aid every day.

    • Sue

      So it will implode and the government can implement a single payer, socialistic non-insurance. Wait times will be months, not days or even weeks. Ask the Canadians how they like their care when it comes to major health issues. The government WANTS cradle to grave control. They will decide who is worthy to live.

      • Lmcyber

        The Canadians love their care and it is considered the one of the top health care systems in the world. I wish we had their health care system here!

        You can have universal health care implemented privately. It does not have to be a public system. In Switzerland, their universal care is a private system. The point being this has nothing to do with government. People want to have access to affordable health care in this country and I would assume you agree.

        So, why are we fighting and why are we not investigating what 40+ modern developed countries use for health care all over the world, which is universal care?? I don’t care how it is implemented. Let’s work together and find a system that provides care with reasonable costs for everyone. Why is that too much to ask?

    • Skip Moreland

      Democrats want to fix the problems, republicans want to take insurance away from tens of millions of people and just let them die. Just like they use to.
      Oh by the way, the ACA was a republican conservative idea. The heritage foundation with Newt gingrich touted it as the best way to provide health care.

      • CBUJAN

        Obamacare was not fair to all. The main reason why Obamacare premiums were so high to the working class is because the poor could not afford the premiums so the cost of the premiums were being paid by the working class. The poor are the only ones that benefitted by Obamacare. Obamacare was totally unfair to the rest of the country. Premiums for Obamacare has gone up another 18% this year. Why do you think so many doctors drop Obamacare? Look at all the millions of illegal aliens that got Obamacare for free and the rest of us had to pay outrageous premiums to cover the cost. Now you think this over very hard.

      • Maddawg

        Only an idiot believes in the democratic party line of BS. Actually conservatives believe in paying their own way, i.e. earning their own keep… Dems believe in fundamentals like welfare, food stamps, blaming anyone that earns their own keep, etc. etc What a bunch of dullards !

        • Mike

          what a crock! if this were true then why do blue state residents in Massachusetts, California, new york, Connecticut etc have to subsidize red states like Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama etc. the citizens in blue pay more in federal taxes than their states receive back while red states receive more than they pay. the true welfare states are the red states.

        • Skip Moreland

          Yeah, that is why the rich have the most subsidies, because they believe in self reliance.
          As long as the rich keep taking all the wealth for themselves and creating poverty, then the poor have to be helped. After all, we help the rich with all their special loopholes and tax breaks to make sure that the wealth goes to them. We make sure that wages are kept at a poverty level so that the rich can gather more profit.
          Republican economic policy 101, keep wages as low as possible. 1st make sure that unemployment stays high enough that labor can’t demand more money due to job security. 2nd Destroy labor unions. 3rd make sure that the rich get welfare.
          https://books.google.com/books?id=jztO57DobxQC&pg=PA301&lpg=PA301&dq=what+conservatives+called+for+high+unemployment&source=bl&ots=4w5M57SXNR&sig=p-lymY9dOYa3a2vDo3nYk74ZoKw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFyOHQhZjXAhUMMSYKHV9-DNEQ6AEIRzAF#v=onepage&q=what%20conservatives%20called%20for%20high%20unemployment&f=false
          That explains why there has to be a certain level of unemployment for conservatives. Wages have to be kept low for the rich to profit. Yet when wages are low, you have poverty. And that is not the fault of those who work, but of the rich demanding more profit for themselves.
          So why should those people have to suffer such poverty when it is inflicted upon them due to economic policies they have no control over?

  • SA Ander

    Good to see BO care implode.

  • Debra Lessard

    YOU are such liars. The only reason the premiums are going up is he is with holding the funs for the ACA. He wants it to blow up. I do not want that. I finally able to have health insurance. I health issues. I sure wish I didn’t. I need the ACA. I pay a Premium and copays just like everyone else. Here in California we base premiums on income. I had this insurance 2 days and then had a massive Heart attack. I live in a very small town 1000 people maybe. about an hour from hospital. Luckily the Paramedics are close by. I went to local hospital and was transferred to Stanford. I spent 4 days in ICU Cardiac Unit. I got the best care ever. Plus Obama has a Cap of what a person has to spend for health insurance. Can’t get thrown off for needing the insurance. Trump is just a spoilt child.I hope the IRS finds all of the bodies you have buried. Quit saying you are not involved with RUSSIA. YOUR actions SPEAK for themselves. You deserve no respect. Liars are liars . Can never be believed. YOU are colluding with Russia right now by NOT putting the sanctions on Russia. You are 28 days late. YOU are a TRAITOR and a LIAR. God hates a Liar. I am with him on that. Because you are a traitor to my America. MY Country. YOU and all your rich white donors. Trump the Nazi’s will never win. The KKK will be blown up if we get those statues into museums. The White MEN who still back Trump are a bunch of woman haters and they are bullies and thugs. Way to go Evangelicals.YOU are now tied to KKK, Nazi’s and all the other hate groups plus 1100 hate speak radio stations. Trump is an wild animal. He is a Clear and Present DANGER. Start working for America Congress. Not for your Party. Cowards are never welcome. Trump that is you too. A man of no spine only hate. YOU hate everything. I am sick of you. You are a fool. Clinton Campaign did not do anything illegal. If she does anything the government under Trump has to attack. I sing LOCK HIM UP> LOOK TRUMP UP> I sing it over and over. He has got to go. He is a traitor and a thief. You all who are his CULT one day the spell will break. The scales will fall from your eyes. then you will truly see. Trump is evil. I have no doubts about that. He will destroy everything just like he always done. No uranium deal to Russia. The material stayed here. Before you shoot your mouth just one time tell the damn truth. YOU are a menace. I hope we can get you out by 2018. Democrats unite. Stop the push on Medicare for all/ The Country is just getting used to the ACA. Bernie STOP. Elizabeth STOP. Wrong issues. We need an infrastructure bill. We need to get Flint and other places like it have the lead out of all water. Health Care is the ACA. IT is important to stay unified and have one message. Forget Bernie now. He really gets on my nerves. His time came and gone. Please talk to Schumer and see what issues are important to all. Look at Costa Rica their health plan id so great. If a person is going to stay you must buy insurance. 100 dollar for regular. Special insurance like cosmetic is 200 dollar a month. Then there is America. Everyone in Costa Rica had a job. No homeless. Then there is Us and how the Republican Party treats us now and for probably 50 years.

    • kep

      You need to move away from Commifornia. You have been drinking whatever it is they put in that water there that make people brain dead. Liberals are communists. The lies and propaganda come from the communist LIBERALS, not PRESIDENT TRUMP. All you have said is false. Try getting better information.

      • Sue

        Think she may need her anti-rant medication adjusted. We now know the reason for her heart attack.

    • chris VN

      I stopped listening to your moaning at ” Here in California “………….” holding the funs ” was a laugh though..Just another sick libtard who wants EVERY other taxpayer to pay for her ill health.

    • nocbsfan

      Everyone running for office campaigned on abolishing obamacare, so you are Blaming Trump not because you had a heart attack but because you are a troll

      • Mike

        she is blaming trump because he is the individual that has caused this current increase.

        • Lizfan

          Obamacare was going to increase massively even if Hilary had won.

          • Mike

            that is not correct. insurance companies hate uncertainty so with all the repeal talk, trump ending subsidy payments, cutting open enrollment, cutting the budget to get people to enroll that is what has made insurance companies have to drastically increase premiums.

          • We Americans

            Mike, they must really pay their trolls well, for you to agree with their communist actions. In fact, I truly doubt that you are an American citizen or a christian. May God have mercy on your pathetic soul, as a human being.

          • Lizfan

            Um yes I AM correct. Obamacare was increasing premiums BEFORE Trump ever won. It was just doing it more slowly than it would have been otherwise. Maybe you should read about this. A few insurance companies have pulled out of Obamacare in some states & that had nothing to do with Trump.

          • Mike

            insurance costs did go up but as you stated it was slower than it would have been. with trump and his idiotic decisions costs are going to increase significantly. insurance costs did increase but at a much slower rate because of Obamacare. unfortunately with trumpcare, since he now owns this the insurance markets will have to significantly increase prices because we have a toddler in the white house. I wish the adult daycare staff at the White House would do a better job.

          • Lizfan

            The problem is that they were going up at all. Trump will lower them. It’s just going to take time because of all the idiots in Congress who need to be voted out. Trump is not a toddler. He’s just blunt. I happen to like having a President who tells it like it is.

          • Mike

            lying is not telling it like it is. insulting people is not telling it like it is. in case I am wrong I want you to like what I have to say so let me channel my inner trump and tell it like it is. you are an absolute ignorant moron. you have no idea what you are talking about and everyone who read any of your posts is now dumber for it.

          • Lizfan

            I know what I’m talking about because unlike you I take everything the biased mainstream media say with a grain of salt & i look at other things besides the newspapers & the nightly news. Obama lied & insulted people. Yet you don’t have a problem with him having done it. & considering how dumb you were before reading my post you must really be in dire straits now.

          • Mike

            I am just telling it like it is like our toddler commander in chief trump.

          • Lizfan

            & our former lying, petulant child commander in chief Obama

          • Mike

            at least you admit we are moving backwards in terms of our president from a child to our current toddler that just needs to play some golfy and have other adults watch him. I think Rex Tillerson said it best trump is a “moron.”

          • Lizfan

            Obama was/is also a moron. Obama is an immature, petulant jackass who also needed to play golf & have others watch him. He’s just good at hiding it behind a mask. Trump doesn’t hide his, which makes him at least more honest than Obama.

        • Mary Brotherton

          Trump has done nothing with, to, or about obamacare. We all knew the huge increases would come – we knew it when the democrats passed it. But they didn’t care because it was part of the master plan to socialize medicine. You think our healthcare is bad you can be thankful it isn’t much worse. Trump is going to make it better. Stop listening to the liberal crap and try to find some true facts. You will feel much better.

          • Mike

            sure trump is going to make it better like that health plan he said he had reasy to go that would insure everybody? trump has absolutely no policy ideas.

        • nocbsfan

          Well Mickey where is all your fake statistics, you general have a dozen percentages to go with your babbling

          • Mike

            I am trying not to use too many. I realize that the trump sheeple like yourself are allergic to facts. they make you uncomfortable as they show trump is hurting the country and for the trump sheeple reality is not where you live. as you live in a world of alternative facts.

          • nocbsfan

            Well good to see you admit that you use fake statistics , They don’t make me uncomfortable What I did for a living which provided me with all I needed. Thanks for you concern Now why don’t you try and come up with something real and factual and not because Nancy told you other wise

          • Mike

            unfortunately the facts I give are real. it is only the trump sheeple like yourself that make yourselves willfully ignorant of actual truth and believe only what our nitwit president trum says. now be a good little sheeple and go play with some blocks that is about the level you can handle.

          • nocbsfan

            Oh mickey you are such a dreamer come down to earth little girl

          • Mike

            oh I am sorry I was in a wonderful fantasy world where morons like you still respected facts and information and did not get your information from a reality star president.

          • nocbsfan

            Trump made billions , how much have you made counting food stamps

          • Mike

            did he? what do you base that on? the word from toddler in chief? may be he is, maybe not.

          • nocbsfan

            Mike you must be a really sad person to be as biased as you are !

          • Mike

            biased no? I just like evidence and trump has provided no evidence he in fact is a billionaire. now he presents lies frequently. as you are a good trump sheeple you believe everything our toddler in chief says.

          • nocbsfan

            One thing I can say for sure Mike You aint no mind reader baby

      • Sally Koller

        Good one nocbsfan!

        • nocbsfan

          Certainly glad to see you around because I really have missed you ….Yep I just call like I see em I don’t believe all this heart attack stuff

          • Sally Koller

            Even if she had one it isn’t President Trump’s fault!

          • nocbsfan

            She was blaming Trump for the high price of Health care when it was really her hero’s fault oblama Brainwashed demo

          • Sally Koller

            Exactly, what did President Trump have to do with it ?

          • Mike

            did you read the article? trump has taken steps such stopping some subsidy payments, shortening open enrollment, cutting the budget of the enrollment individuals, etc that have lead to uncertainty for insurance companies. insurance companies hate uncertainty and will raise prices accordingly. trump now owns the effects he makes to the insurance industry.

          • Sally Koller

            I have not been happy with insurance companies since I became a hospital nurse.( retired now ) . These companies usually send their clients home from the hospital way before they should. This trend really started when Clinton became President and has not gotten better. The insurance companies threaten people who don’t pay their premiums on time but their clients often have to wait to long for reimbursement . I think those things you mentioned may have been done to get rid of the unaffordable care act. Before the 2016 election girlfriends of mine complained about the mortgage payment size cost and having had to change doctors and other inconveniences of a bad system .I believe President Trump thought he could get a new healthcare system under way within a shorter period of time.

    • Lizfan

      Keep drinking the Kool-aid Debra. The premiums & deductibles were going up BEFORE Trump even decided to run for president. I’m sorry about your health issues but my deductible & premium should not have to skyrocket just so YOU can have affordable health care. What about ME? Don’t I deserve affordable healthcare too? Why should Obamacare have made MY deductible go from an affordable $500, covering just about everything, to an UN-affordable $6000 that only covers certain things? & after reading your illogical rant here’s a news flash: the only person lying here is YOU.

      • nocbsfan

        Good girl Liz

    • bytheway4

      Debra how much were you paid to make such a lying comment? My niece lives in Calif and said that you are lying which I sure believe her not you, liar.

    • Mary Brotherton

      Check back with your doctor. I am quite sure you had a stroke somewhere along the line. Strokes affect the brain, you know, and they cause people to become irrational and confused just like you. Get therapy.

    • Francisco Machado

      If you support the ACA you oppose the subsidies to the insurers because the ACA does not permit them, which is why the court said the law is on Trump’s side. Obama was sucking money out of other social programs to support the economically disastrous Obamacare, and the Democrat created ACA law denied him the legal right to do that. The subsidies were in violation of the ACA law.

    • Sue

      Obama subsidized your insurance with funds from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (home lending subsidies) THAT was theft and illegal. Plus, all hospitals have a Burton Hill provision to provide care for those that cannot pay. Your Paramedics are paid by taxes, not billing. Insurance companies set the prices for your premiums and many of the AHCA companies disappeared from States because they could not continue to provide services. Clearly you are ignorant when it comes to anything healthcare. Those subsidies were illegal

    • Don Lindsey

      Incase you did not notice Trump has already won and people like you are the traitors and liars!

      • AKLady

        Insult 1671.

        • Don Lindsey

          You are an insult! #1672

        • usmcltc

          Your comments demand “insults”, get used to it!

          • AKLady

            An Officer and a Gentleman … that commission is lifetime …

  • GeorgeHarris7

    Any excuse to lay the blame except where it lies.

  • Jere Crouse

    Take that Obama!

  • Mike

    trump destroyed Obamacare so he gets to own this aftermath.

    • bytheway4

      MIKE, Trump hasn’t touched the affordable obamacare.

      • Mike

        did you even read the article?

    • Mary Brotherton

      Mike – help us out here. Tell us EXACTLY how Trump destroyed Obamacare. What did he do? I challenge you to answer that or to get back under your rock and shut up! Your call!

      • Mike

        trump and the republicans created a lot of uncertainty in the marketplace by ending the subsidies to insurance companies, reducing the amount to help enroll people while also cutting open enrollment. this is in addition to the repeal and replace debacle. all of those items create uncertainty for insurance companies and all but assures less heathy people will sign up which is needed for obamacare to be successful. he is undermining the law which is helping to lead to these steep increases.

        • Francisco Machado

          The ACA law does not allow the subsidies. They were an Obama violation of the law he and the Democrats created. To change the law requires an act of Congress and, as Obama said, “It’s the law. You can’t change it.” Get that? The ACA law does not permit the subsidies.

          • Maddawg

            Everyone that received a subsidy should be forced to pay it back….

  • Marion Quinton

    haaa Paul Williamson your funny. If you knew anything about Obama Care you would be dangerous. Its a tax stupid. Its something that could never have worked to begin with and Obama knew it. In fact all of us who knows, its about stealing from Medicare, stealing tax payers hard earned money. etc. It has nothing to do with Pres. Trump or the Rino’s Obama Care was set to fail.

  • Ken Barber

    It was cancelled because only congress can set Obamacare spending, not Obama. Obama’s insurance subsidies were illegal.

  • Bill

    Let the hammerheads that on their “wonderful” obamacare plans stay there. But we all already know that they will blame the increase in their premiums on Trump.

    • Mike

      well he deserves the blame so yes he should get it.

  • AKLady

    Totally false. The total average family plan cost increased by 43 percent from 2008 to 2016, but it went up more than double that rate — 97 percent — from 2000 to 2008.

    • Don Lindsey

      Pay no attention to AKLIAR!

  • william russell

    hey all you union people out there. Obamacare has a tax on any insurance plan an employer provides that is higher than the average of all plans. So you union people are going to tax 40% on anything above the average and goes into effect in 2018. This tax was kicked down the road for the last 9 years now you are going to get nailed with an additional tax and you have nobody by democrats to blame this on because it was only the democrats passed obamacare. Have you also noted that not a word of this tax increase has been talked about in the liberal media.

  • Richard J. Garfunkel

    Just wait until Trump destroys healthcare in America. When premiums on company-sponsored plans soar, and standards on the plans that most people are paying decrease, will you then care? On the plans that folks pay 25% start to increase, at the rate they were doing before Obamacare, and we go back 50-55+ million without care, the emergency rooms get jammed, and fools start buying AFLAC style health care, major medical plans which will have caps, limitations and exclusions, who will be hurt? The average know-nothing, right-wingnut, who spends his time grousing on this site, and the unknowing policy holder (56% of the country) who are enjoying company-sponsored plans, which will continue to go up. The average working stiff is paying anywhere from 25% on a premium between $20-$24K, with a $1000 deductible. So, they are paying between $6-$7K before their kid gets an inoculation. Healthcare, before the ACA was increasing at 3 times the rate of inflation, each and every year, before the ACA, the GOP offered scores, if not 100s of amendments, the plan went to the private sector, as the GOP wanted, it found a way to flatten cost for the first time in 50 years, and the plan got not one GOP vote. By the way, did you ever price out non-group plans before the ACA? They were astronomical and they had limitations on pre-existing conditions. So you clowns, who may have benefited by subsidies, had affordable and more comprehensive plans, and those with group plans never had your plans limited, are the real losers. Now your hero is cutting back Medicaid and Medicare, which will hurt many low income whites, and you are cheering. Why should Democrats.even care about you clowns? What did they get from this? They received scorn, lost elections and an unfit, unqualified and unhinged brigand for president. But, the good news is that this con man’s days are getting shorter. Shouldn’t you clowns be concerned about the latest scandal over Whitefish Energy? No! So, you never heard of this company and the insider, $300 million contract to a Montana Company with 2 employees, or scores of other ethical violations. You hated Obama for wasting the public monies on his protection $98 million in eight years, but the King of Self has hit the government for $147 million in nine months.The list regarding emolument violations are as long as my arm, but none of you folks care. So why should I? When Mueller presents his 1500 page Bill of Attainder (an indictment), will you care then? I doubt it.

  • JR

    Obama Care money pit is in a death spiral of self destruction and all the Democrats know how to do is “Resist” because they are good for NOTHING else. They want a “Socialist System” but are unwilling to tell their supporters that they would have to set a standardized tax across the board.

  • WVF

    Wait a minute. Did I miss something? I thought RINO republicans were going to repeal and replace the unconstitutional and anti-American ObamaCare?

  • Skip Moreland

    Of course they will, Trump and the republicans have made sure by denying insurance subsidy money. That insures that insurance rates will go up. Plus by fighting against the mandate, insurance companies are only having the sick sign up for insurance. W/o a large base of healthy people, insurance companies will lose money. So the insurance companies get out of the market so they won’t face that risk.
    All insurance of any type needs a good portion of people who don’t need or use the coverage. Like fire, life, business, car, etc. Most people don’t end up using the insurance and thus the company makes enough money to cover those that it does have to pay out.
    What business will sell something that will cost them money in the end unless they can make a profit? Every business seeks the most profits with the least possible risk. Health insurance is no different from any other.

  • Bearcat

    well I am glad that I don’t have to worrier about insurance the V.A. takes care of all my health care and drugs

  • Gregg Parker

    What happens to insurance companies if no one buys policies? We can’t use them anyway until we hit some massive out of pocket deductible… If people want a boycott that would have serious and immediate corrective positioning this is It! All the major players including hospitals and pharma would go insane especially the main problem entities being the insurance “companies” themselves. Even Dems and libs would come to the table…understood some people cannot get on board but many many many people can!

  • Ken

    It is no longer Obama Care, it is now Trump Don’t Care. Trump intentionally imposed executive orders that were designed to make it difficult for the ACA to continue. He flat out stated that’s what he was doing. Now, when premiums rise exactly as Trump knew they would, his worshipers blame the Democrats.

  • NovelDog

    Some are getting rich while others are going broke. Guess which side we are on?

  • Mort Leith

    UnfrigginBelievable ! !
    the clueless commies never miss an opportunity to blame OTHERs for their own dipshiit actions…

  • Louie Rey

    For intents and purposes these increases were part and parcel of the disaster otherwise known as ObamaCare. It’s too bad that the unexpected and unprecedented resistance to ANYTHING Trump by the Democrats and media and Hollywood wasn’t taken for granted by Trump and his administration. If they knew this was going to happen my suggestion would have been for him to do NOTHING AT ALL with ObamaCare. The Democrats would have owned it and when it imploded, as it’s doing right now, THEY would come running to the GOP for a repeal and replacement of it. However, what I do find interesting about all of these threats that the Democrats are laying on the GOP about replacing it is that it’s not based in reality. For example, how can 24 million people lose the heath coverage if it’s repealed when only 8 million have it? Someone do the math for me, please.

  • Maddawg

    This is the inherent problem with allowing the government to get involved with any business… Especially when the government now mandates that you must buy…

  • brooksmd

    I’m curious as to just how many people really benefited from Bozocare with the high co-pays and deductible. Did they actually get to the point where Bozocare really paid for something? Or did they not use it at all because of the co-pay and deductible?

    And the liberal mantra that people will lose healthcare is a joke. Most will lose it because they are no longer forced to have it.

  • jcrawdad

    Obamacare Premiums Set to Skyrocket – AGAIN

    And I wonder again , what’s the percentage the abomatron is racking off the top.

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    Don’t you just love paying, paying, paying, and paying again for the freeloaders.

    • Mike

      I completely agree. I wish the red states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma etc would stop receiving more federal funds than their citizens contribute so that the blue state residents in states like New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California etc would not have to subsidize those red state takers. http://www.pubtheo.com/page.asp?pid=1731

  • Meteorlady

    Get the government out of healthcare – all they are doing it adding cost and more cost. everything they try and fix things it only gets worse. Just stop and let the market take care of things like they did when we had good healthcare and low insurance premiums.