Romney Health Care Plan Nearly Doubles Family Insurance Costs

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    Romney Health Care Plan Nearly Doubles Family Insurance Costs

    Under Romney’s proposed health care plan, American families buying non-group health insurance would pay nearly double what they pay under Obamacare, according to a new study by Families USA entitled "ObamaCare versus RomneyCare versus RomneyCandidateCare." That includes both comparative insurance premium payments as well as out-of-pocket expenses.

    The study finds that while RomneyCare in Massachusetts bears many similarities to Obamacare, neither are very similar to what Romney’s health care plan would look like if he were elected. Among measures identified in the study, RomneyCandidateCare would repeal Obamacare, turn Medicaid into a block grant and add an income tax deduction for purchasing health coverage. As a result, the study reports, not only would American families pay more for coverage, many fewer Americans would have health insurance at all. By 2016, 41.9 million more people would be uninsured under Romney than with Obamacare.

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    ObamaCare versus RomneyCare versus RomneyCandidateCare


    Families USA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) organization
    that does not endorse, support, or oppose political candidates.
    Its mission is to achieve high-quality, affordable health coverage
    and care for all Americans.​
     
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    Like rates aren't skyrocketing already?

    Geez, you lolberal buttbois are a hoot! :lol:
     
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    But Romneycare is what proves he's compassionate! If his current proposals just fuck everyone over, what does that prove?
     
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    but obamacare is revenue neutral right? :lol:
     
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    kasier has them increasing by what? 2400 bucks over the last 3 years for an average family? whatever...;)
     
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    But somehow forcing millions to buy a private commodity that they CAN"T afford will be just better?

    10-12 k more each year for MILLIONS will break them its just that simple.
     
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    For those people who are subsidized for their entire lives, if they pay one dollar, their rates have doubled from paying nothing.
     
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    We're not exactly walking into the unknown, this approach has already been tried. We thus have data and we can look at the effects on folks thanks to Mr. Romney's pioneering efforts a few years back.

    A few tidbits from an analysis of the Massachusetts reforms published in Health Affairs earlier this year:

    People are experiencing better access, they're getting more of the care they need, they're facing a lower burden of out-of-pocket costs, and they're seeing improvements in self-reported health.
     

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