Obamacare Comes To Ohio: Individual Insurance Premiums To Rise 88%

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    Jun 10, 2013 2:38 PM GMT
    Great news!

    Democrats continue to try to dismiss the evidence that Obamacare will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own. But on Thursday, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced that, based on the rates submitted by insurers to date, the average individual-market health insurance premium in 2014 will come in around $420, “representing an increase of 88 percent” relative to 2013. “We have warned of these increases,” said Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in a statement. “Consumers will have fewer choices and pay much higher premiums for their health insurance starting in 2014.”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/06/10/ohio-dept-of-insurance-obamacare-to-increase-individual-market-health-premiums-by-88-percent/
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    Jun 10, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    Thats interesting that you posted this. I was writing here a few weeks ago about how the prices are skyrocketing for individual coverage here in California. I won't go through all the details again but here's the basics:

    The company I worked for let us know recently that they won't be renewing their contract with the insurance company that has provided health insurance to us so in 2014 we will have to buy our own through the California exchange.

    Unfortunately my current doctor takes very few insurance plans and the current insurance company we have through work is not participating in the California exchange. So I not only have to start paying for my own health insurance next year, but it will cost twice as much as my company has paid and I won't be able to keep my own doctor.

    This is so wrong. President Obama promised us that if we like our current health insurance and doctor, we wouldn't have to change. But we will have to change. Ughhhhhhhh.

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    Jun 10, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    Unintended saidInteresting topic given the OP is on Medicaid...


    ...and the 2nd poster is the OP.
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    Jun 10, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    Unintended saidInteresting topic given the OP is on Medicaid...


    ...and the 2nd poster is the OP.


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  • rnch

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    Jun 10, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    Unintended saidInteresting topic given the OP is on Medicaid...


    ...and the 2nd poster is the OP.




    Yes, my thoughts also.
  • Webster666

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    Jun 10, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    I see that "Chicken Little" is still suffering from premature panic...
  • conservativej...

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    Jun 10, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    Well, what's a little 88% increase for working folk anyway as long as the President's voting base receives a government subsidy?

    Lol