Anthem Blue Cross raises premiums 39%

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    Anthem Blue Cross customers got a shock this week when the health insurer informed thousands of individual policyholders that their premium rates will jump as much as 39 percent on March 1.


    "There aren't any other parts of our society where people have no regard for inflation rate and increase their prices this much. I can't imagine anything in the world that's going up 39 percent," said Josh Libresco, 54, of San Rafael, as he grappled with the news that his family premium will go from $858 per month to $1,192 - and that's with a $5,000 deductible.

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    Then purchase a policy with a different company that's cheaper. Problem solved.
     
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    Thank goodness my job offers an HMO option for my daughter and I, or I wouldn't be able to afford insurance.
     
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    Health insurance is a scam.

    I dropped mine years ago.
     
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    If you have a pre existing condition, you cant. Problem just starting.....not solved.
     
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    No wonder you are so eager for everyone else to pay for your coverage.
     
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    It really is amazing how close to bankruptcy so many people are.
     
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    You don't even have catastrophic coverage?
     
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    So what your saying is you no longer have the ability to go out and shop for cheaper insurance? Where the heck do you live? Cuba?
     
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    Stop stealing 1/3rd of our paycheck to pay for your pet programs and we would be in alot better shape.
     

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