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I believe that the government has the constitutional duty to promote the general welfare of the nation, and part of that is through a universal health care plan, but I'm a shill, and a troll.
Should I give these people any leeway? Why? Why should I treat them any differently than they treat me? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you right? By their example that is what they want others to do unto them. So I guess I am justified by their example.
The absolute foaming at the mouth anger, contempt, and hate from the right over the ACA is great.
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The rabid response is not only from the "left" ... and apparently there are millions who are happy with ACA.
Absolutist statements get us nowhere. C'mon. We were actually playing together nicely for a minute.edit on 7Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:54:11 -050014p072014466 by Gryphon66 because: (no reason given)edit on 7Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:54:38 -050014p072014466 by Gryphon66 because: (no reason given)
But the one part that is needed for the insurance to profit and the government to claim that they are saving money is the part that is going to fail badly that is when insurance companies do not collect the dues in time or anytime, one thing is to sign for a product and never pay for it.
Without that steady income the ACA will never work.
A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that ObamaCare is sending premiums rising at the fastest clip in decades.
"But at 12 percent, 11 percent increase on average across all the states -- that puts it at the upper end of any increase we've seen for decades."
That is the national average in a survey done by Morgan Stanley. But in some states, it found rates are soaring.
"There are specific states with exorbitant increases," says Gottlieb. "Delaware had 100 percent increase, Florida had a 37 percent increase, Pennsylvania 28 percent increase, California had a 53 percent increase in their premiums."
Rates vary widely, often depending on the state and how highly regulated it was to begin with. Analysts, however, say the main reasons for the higher costs are not medical inflation, but rather the requirements of ObamaCare itself.
Insurance companies will soon have to set rates for 2015, and analysts fear reported higher costs now will mean increases next year, as well.
"They're going to see an announcement that next year's premium's going to be 25 percent or maybe 50 percent higher than what they're now paying," says John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Insurance executives say the same thing. Marc Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, recently told an earning conference that he anticipates 2014 spikes of 20 to 50 percent, going as high as 100 percent in some markets.
ACA works for the following reason:
More people insured will reduce the risk for doctors, hospitals, and nurses.
Less uninsured people will visit the emergency room leaving the bill unpaid and racking up all kinds of debt for the healthcare facility.
This will transfer to lower costs over time.