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Forum Post: we must get rid of Obamacare NOW

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 4, 2013, 10:20 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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NY Empire 2013 family rate today = 4,755 . NY Empire 2014 family rate gold plan = 1,573
NY Empire 2014 family rate platinum plan = 1,853


My dividends will fall
You must not let that happen

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[-] 0 points by cruisecontrol (-49) 1 year ago

Apparently NY is a state where premiums will fall because hc is already heavily regulated. It is the exeception, not the rule:

While these mostly-blue states will see an average premium increase of 24 percent, the impact of Obamacare is highly variable. Nine of the states will see increases on average, and five will see decreases on average. New Mexico, Vermont, South Dakota, and Connecticut will see the steepest rate hikes: on average, 130, 97, 83, and 59 percent, respectively. Four states will see meaningful declines in rates: Maine (71 percent), Colorado (34 percent), Ohio (30 percent), and New York (27 percent).

A number of blue states have heavily-regulated individual insurance markets that, in the recent past, have driven healthy people out of the market. Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Washington have all experimented with Obamacare-like regulations, such as community rating (forcing young people to subsidize the old) and guaranteed issue (requiring insurers to offer plans regardless of pre-existing conditions).

Because Obamacare forces most Americans to buy health insurance, and subsidizes the purchase of that insurance for certain low-income populations, individual-market premiums in many of these highly-regulated states will go down. But in most others, rates will go up. If you want to know the details for a particular state, just click on the “State Rates” tab at the top, and then select the state you’re interested in.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/09/04/interactive-map-in-13-states-plus-d-c-individual-health-premiums-will-increase-by-an-average-of-24/

[-] -1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

What income level are these based off and what are the demographics of the family?

Minor details.