Actuaries warn GOP: Repealing ObamaCare mandate will lead to massive premium increases

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    Actuaries warn Congress mandate repeal would increase premiums

    Step 1) promise to cut premiums
    Step 2) design a plan so flawed that premiums explode
    Step 3) force people to pay premiums
    Step 4) claim efforts to STOP forcing people to pay elevated premiums will result in them paying higher premiums.

    You can’t make this up!
     
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    It will lead to more uninsured
    The cost to the economy will sky rocket
    and the quality of healthcare will go down

    We need single payer my friend. That will do the opposite in all categories.
     
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    yea, people that decide to drop it. Do you know whats good for them better than they do?
     
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    Actually, the requirement that insurance companies "cover" people who are already sick is what's making the premiums go up. The mandate was just a reach-around to get the insurance companies to play along. Looks like they got suckered along with the rest of us!
     
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    Please prove this with numbers.

    Feel free to develop them from first principles.
     
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    We're getting premium increases regardless. The mandate just forces us to pay the higher premiums.

    When the consumer is stripped of the right to say "no" to a product or service that, in their view, isn't worth the asking price, there is no free market. Under ACA health care consumers are reduced to chattle, to be herded and coerced according to the needs of those controlling the regulatory apparatus. And guess who that is. Hint: it sure as fuck ain't "We the People".
     
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    Hey ScienceRocks, still waiting for those numbers.
     

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