43% Increase in Healthcare Premium for Me in 2012. How Bad Is Yours?

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    If I didn’t have side income from blogging I’d be pretty pissed each year when we get our new benefits options for the next year. I guess it’s downgraded to just being annoyed and not “pissed”. I understand that healthcare costs continue to exceed the rate of inflation. So, inflation’s 3%, healthcare rises 6%. That’s not sustainable forever, but that’s the current rate of increase nationally. But 43% year over year increase? WTF! Clearly, our firm either continues to work with the wrong healthcare providers or we have some really bad negotiators each year acting on behalf of our employees….OR the company just wants to continue to cut costs. 43% is the increase for the same healthcare option we were in last year. I’m comparing apples to apples. 43%

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    Do you report your income from blogging?
     
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    That's what you get when you have health insurance companies.
     
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    0 zzzzzzzzzip Insurance premiums went from sorta affordable to unrealistic and no longer affordable,so those costs are now the big goose egg.But the saving account is growing nicely.Wife changed firms and the costs almost doubled.
     
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    We haven't had our health insurance meeting at work yet, it's coming up this month. I'm really NOT looking forward to it!!!
     
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    you wrote" But 43% year over year increase? WTF! Clearly, our firm either continues to work with the wrong healthcare providers or we have some really bad negotiators each year acting on behalf of our employee"

    We experts and I am by the way, tried to tell you insurance companies deal in risks that they can calculate the costs!
    With now 26 years old and NO pre-existing conditions.. what kind of costs do you think they will bear?
    Are you aware that 80% of all premiums go to paying claims?
    Are you aware that $600 billion a year goes towards "defensive medicine"?
    And all of that is being passed on to you!

    The stupidity of these idiot Obamacare proudly boasting "no pre-existing conditions" and then thinking we'll expand the uninsured pool! How absolutely dumb!
    No way will any insurance company cover for example again an example..
    smokers and non-smokers for the same premium. Not knowing now who will have the more claims due to being a smoker for example.. insurance companies have to lump everybody together.. Divide the projected costs of ALL smokers/non-smokers AGAIN for example... and then say this is what we'll need to charge!
    Do you understand now why most knowledgeable people were NOT in favor of Obamacare?
    And it will get worse!
    AND IT is NOT the insurance companies fault!
    Idiots running the administration stupidly feeling "single payer" is the only way... well look to GREECE, Italy,etc. and see the affect of that mentality!
    WAKE up and kick this guy out of office!
     
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    I work in health care and I can tell you government regulations are costing us millions. I work for a not for profit so it certainly not profiteering it is just more expensive to meet hipaa and aca.
     
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    Mine soared to $68 USeless dollars.
    Thanks for the reminder. My meds will be in the caja tomorrow.
     
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    Give it a rest. It's a business like any other. The idea is to maximize profits and minimize risk.

    insurance company profits up 41 percent
     
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    The same $460 per year that I always pay for family coverage. Being retired military has its perks.
     
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