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They didn't address the COST, this is where competition is supposed to come in.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: network dude
perhaps you were living on another planet (which seems much more likely due to your lack of knowledge) but before Obama care, insurance for a single person, good health, in their early 30's was about ...........$180 a month, now that same person must pay about $400 or better.
In good health is the key phrase. Sick people need insurance too. Also, coverage caps were a very real thing. If you got cancer, you would almost certainly pass the cap and go bankrupt with medical bills despite the fact you had insurance.
No they avoided this because it stinks to high heaven.
If the GOP hadn't done everything in their power to sabotage the ACA and Obama's presidency. we wouldn't be in this position.
They refused because they knew that it would hurt the working intent of the ACA, and they didn't care how it would affect their constituents or the American people in general.
Allegian: 27.48 percent
AmBetter (Celtic): 15.51 percent
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas: 58.4 percent
CHRISTUS Health: 17 percent to 30 percent
Cigna: 23.5 percent (but possibly exiting the exchange)
Community First: 7.5 percent to 8.7 percent
Community Health Choice: 6.91 percent
FirstCare (SHA): 29.13 percent
Humana: 45.35 percent
IdealCare (Sendero): 19.68 percent
Insurance Company of Scott & White: 19.62 percent
Molina: 9.6 percent
Oscar: 11.7 percent to 22.3 percent (coverage area is being reduced; plans will not be available in the Dallas area in 2017)
Prominence Health First: 31.85 percent
As of August 2016, Humana had indicated that they would be exiting the exchange in some counties, including Harris County.
Like the new mortgage that is the monthly medical health insurance payment isn't hurting? Can you at least admit that we, the american people were lied to about cost, keeping Dr's, saving $2500 a year? Can you?
Lots of people will go to the marketplace because they may leave that job or they could get a better rate but he is not lying.
Also, women do not pay more. That is flat out bs.
Women Pay Lower Health Care Costs. Before the law, women could be charged more for individual insurance policies simply because of their gender. For example, a 22-year-old woman could be charged 150% the premium that a 22-year-old man paid. In 2014, insurers will no longer be able to charge women higher premiums than they charge men. The law takes strong action to control health care costs, including helping states crack down on excessive premium increases and making sure most of your premium dollars go for your health care.
As far as cost...my average per client is a 45% increase from last year.
Nope. We were betrayed by Republicans who refused to work with the president towards the people's will, universal health care/single payer.
The public’s views of the Affordable Care Act, which were evenly divided following the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer upholding a key section of the law, are again more negative than positive. Currently, 44% approve of the 2010 health care law, compared with 54% who disapprove of the law.