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Laker1234 03-03-2013 7:24 PM

Affordable Care Just Got More Expensive
 
Seven million people are estimated to not have insurance after the Affordable Care Act is mandated in 2014. Too bad more politician--and voters--do not understand that a company has to make a profit in order to stay in business. http://healthcare.dmagazine.com/2013...-to-cut-costs/

Laker1234 03-03-2013 7:25 PM

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magic 03-04-2013 8:10 AM

Sure seems like the over all strategy is to completely ruin the existing system and force things into a single payer system. My family of 3 our costs this year have gone up over $7,000 and we get way less coverage for that. Push my wife out and then force us to pay more to cover her and that continues the strategy. Can't imagine that the folks who voted this mess into office had any informed idea of what the legacy will be. What a mess.

peter19u 03-04-2013 8:24 AM

I wish I was only paying $7000 per year. I'm paying $1500 per month for a family of 4 at Kaiser

magic 03-04-2013 8:38 AM

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Originally Posted by peter19u (Post 1809660)
I wish I was only paying $7000 per year. I'm paying $1500 per month for a family of 4 at Kaiser

That's not my total cost, that's my increased cost for this year.

peter19u 03-04-2013 10:26 AM

damn. Can't wait to see how much my premiums are gonna go up.

shawndoggy 03-04-2013 10:48 AM

Read the story and the story it linked to and neither really suggest that this is an ACA issue but rather an issue of corps getting stingier. I know at my 50-employee shop that our healthcare costs have doubled in the last five years. DOUBLED. Our workforce is aging and we've had a few big hits to the plan, and that's what happens when costs are out of control.

I'm not saying ACA is a solution because it ignores cost controls. But it's extremely short sighted to think that the only reason employers are cutting back on healthcare benefits is the ACA. Costs have increased at an insane rate for the last two decades.

jagermeister 03-04-2013 11:02 AM

Wow.. Thats ridiculously expensive.. Do you have preexisting condition that affect your premium?

I was able to obtain pretty inexpensive health for a family of three here..

https://www.esurance.com/health-insurance

peter19u 03-04-2013 12:32 PM

Nope, we are all healthy. My wife is a teacher in Placer County and her dedictube is $800 per month for Kaiser and it goes up at least 15-20% each year. I also have a small business and have seen the premiums go up by over 100% the last 10 years. The workers deductibles have also gone up It's crazy.

psudy 03-13-2013 2:53 PM

http://money.msn.com/health-and-life...13&id=16230977


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