Prices jump for individual insurance premiums

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    77 percent of those who buy their own coverage have had cost increases

    Wellpoint — a big health insurer sharply criticized by the Obama Administration for seeking to raise rates up to 39 percent for some California policyholders earlier this year — was not unusual in seeking double-digit increases, a new survey finds.

    People who buy their own health insurance report the most recent rate increase requests have averaged 20 percent, according to the survey released Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. (KHN is a part of the foundation.)

    Prices jump for individual insurance premiums - Health care- msnbc.com

    © 2010 This information was reprinted with permission from KHN. KHN is an editorially independent news service and a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy organization that isn’t affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.
     
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    thankeeee obie wan thankeeee, I fall down on my knees and thankee obie wan.. :clap2::clap2::clap2:
     
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    The Kaiser survey is much more comprehensive but the same thing was noted in an HHS report in February:

     
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    Does somebody have to draw you a map in order to understand why? Obamacare is going to be expensive. Fewer people will be able to afford coverage.
     
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    Umm Healthcare costs were scheduled to increase far above the inflation rate for the forseeable future long before health care reform was even a player.

    I pre bought 5 years worth of health insurance. No price increase for me.
     
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    The OP has nothing to do with the reform law.
     
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    I'm shocked that as government continues to increasingly intervene in what was at one a somewhat free market in health care that costs continue to skyrocket. It's just shocking.
     
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    Like that wasn't happening under Bush. What Obama did was make it so everyone could get insurance and could not be dropped. That was not true 2 years ago. As usual you are a deceitful peice of shit.
     
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    I would suggest actually reading the Kaiser poll results this thread is about.

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    The underwriting that makes switching plans difficult for so many people in the individual market isn't due to government intervention.
     
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    Those are a symptoms of a deeper problem. As government interferes with markets the "markets" become nothing more than extensions of the state itself.

    You want less choices and more expensive care get more government involved. Demand insurance companies accept everybody. Make all "private" insurance plans the same. Government forced "one-size fits all" destroys competition and innovation.

    There are reasons Americans go to other countries (like Costa Rica) for private care. It's less regulated there and the costs are much much less for the same quality of treatment. While Costa Rica's has a public system they do not force a one size fits all standard for every doctor nor do they have much regulation on private systems.
     

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