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Insurers Seek Huge Premium Hikes On ObamaCare

President Trump has been saying for months — years, even — that Obamacare will implode. In fact, former president Barack Obama made sure to back load the whole plan so that the really painful cost spikes occurred after he left office.

And right on cue, here come those massive increases to premiums.

Of course, the cost of health care has already skyrocketed since the passage of the ironically named Affordable Care Act (no, Mr. Obama, we did not each save $2,500 a year, like you promised, nor were we able to keep our own doctors). But now it’s all about to jump again.

“Major health insurers in some states are seeking increases as high as 30% or more for premiums on 2018 Affordable Care Act plans, according to new federal data that provide the broadest view so far of the turmoil across exchanges as companies try to anticipate Trump administration policies,” The Wall Street Journal reported this week.

“Big insurers in Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and Wyoming are seeking to raise premiums by averages close to 30% or more,” according to preliminary rate requests published Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

And those are just the “average” hikes. Many people will see increases far above that.

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source: http://www.dailywire.com/news/19294/insurers-seek-huge-premium-hikes-obamacare-plans-joseph-curl


  • iDeclare

    I don’t understand why the Democrats do not want to get rid of these bastardly health care Obamacare. They talk about people not getting health care. But what about the 50 million or so people who have “fake” insurances. The deductibles are so high and the monthly rates so high that it is bankrupting the middle class. What about them?

    • Dealerdeb1

      Because it would ADMIT a failure which they don’t have the moral fiber to be honest about it. Simple. Plus? they get big donations from the insurers

      • digby

        THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING—-OBAMACARE WAS DESIGNED TO FAIL SO THEY CAN GET A SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM—COMMUNIST HEALTHCARE SO ROTTEN YOU’LL WISH YOU WERE DEAD

        • Dealerdeb1

          The ONLY people who want Gov Controlled Single paYER ARE THE ONES WHO DON’T WANT TO PAY! ANYTHING!aND THEY ARE THE ONES WHO USE IT THE MOST

    • digby

      BECAUSE THEY’RE (THE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT PARTY) AGENDA =IS !!!= TO BANKRUPT THE MIDDLE CLASS—DON’T ANY OF YOU GET IT YET- ????—-THE DEMOCRATS AND RINOs ARE HARD CORE COMMUNISTS AND WANT TO DESTROY THE 2 THINGS IN THE WAY OF THEIR SILENT TAKEOVER—-THE MIDDLE CLASS AND JUDEO-CHRISTIANITY====WAKE UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • iDeclare

        So what can we do about it? How do we support President Trump to drain the swamp of these damn communists and Democrat bastards? The people keep electing these bums. What about that? Look at Michigan – sucked under by years of Democrat senators; but still they vote them in. Having said that, the only counties that elect the Democrat senators are the black counties in SE Michigan. But they have enough population that regardless of what the rest of the state wants. The SE counties win and vote in Democrats!

        • digby

          VOTER FRAUD IS RAMPANT AND THE DEMOCOMMIES USE IT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY—–UNTIL WE START INDICTING WITH 25 YR JAILINGS WE ARE SCREWED

        • Free America

          Since they will not give us term limits and since these RINOS lie o get elected say we tae t into our own hands and NEVER reelect a politician.

    • Free America

      Because they have stock in the insurance companies and when Obamacare implodes they will give the insurance companies a bailout and BOOYA they get richer. We are the stooges who are being played like a violin.

  • Gary Smith

    Obama is a POS

    • digby

      THAT AND HE’S A HIGH CRIME TRAITOR THAT SHOULD BE HUNG

    • Dealerdeb1

      He isn’t THAT good. He’s a corrupt black liberal leftie from Chi-town scamming

  • Bayside GolfClub

    Offers nothing, destroys everything. It’s working AS PLANNED…

  • HDMania

    Basically its liberals against the conservatives..conservatives = common sense…Liberals = mental retards..when you put your money between you and your doctor then add a middle man (insurance) you will come up on the short end of the stick..same with you and the government..I hear a lot of docs would rather deal in cash..heard a couple of docs who will charge $77 a month and $7 for a lot of treatments..another doc in Texas wants a simular deal charging $55 a month..insurance only good for people with major problems..

  • Richard Bagenstose

    put on the obomacare web site , if you need a subsidy contact bho, every thing he did was back loaded to screw who ever took over, he really wanted that 3&4 term

  • gotcha1

    I see where Bloomberg is blaming Trump for the rate hikes when it was OBama who had it in the original legislation. The left can’t seem to get their stories straight. Bloomberg = Fake News as well as CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC!

  • Jeannie

    Here you go all of you people who condemned President Trumps plan. All of you who love obamacare. Read and weep…this is what we have been trying to tell you and you have your heads so far up the dnc’s A$$ that you can’t open your eyes to the facts.

  • Ginger

    I hope all of the largest increases occur in the states where the Senators voted not to repeal this mess. They deserve to have huge increases in premium costs in their states so that maybe, finally, the voters will vote them out of office. Also, I would like to see President Trump use executive orders to require Congress to have the same insurance as the rest of America.