1.4 Million Lost Health Insurance Since 2016 — And Obamacare Is To Blame

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
But the data in that report — which was released on the same day the Mueller report came out and largely ignored — tells an entirely different story.

All of the increase in the uninsured over the past two years — all of it — is the result of the massive rate increases Obamacare’s mandates and regulations caused. According to the Health and Human Services Dept., premiums in the individual insurance market doubled from 2013 to 2017. They shot up again in 2018.

For those eligible for Obamacare subsidies, the rate increases were meaningless. The amount they had to pay didn’t change much, and in many cases went down.

But for the millions of middle-class Americans who buy insurance coverage on the individual market and aren’t eligible for Obamacare subsidies, the result has been financially devastating.

https://issuesinsights.com/2019/04/25/cbo-report-1-4-million-lost-health-insurance-since-2016-and-obamacare-is-to-blame/
 

littlelady

God bless the USA
Bottom line. Obama didn’t care, and Pelosi didn’t bother to read it before it was passed. Hello. Big clue in what is happening to health insurance; and don’t forget big pharma that controls it all. We took out the minimum insurance after hub retired because USBank stopped helping retirees. We are in good health, now, but that could change in a moment. What the hell have we been paying for all these years? Nada, so to speak.

And, to add. Obama has taken Trump’s election as.an affront. Are you fricking kidding me? Nope. The socialist/communists thought they had it in the bag; so to speak. Well, they didn’t. Get over it, y’all, and start doing the job you were elected to do; instead of looking out for y’all’s own interests. True Americans will not let y’all take over our lives. Try it, and see what happens. Land of the free, and home of the brave, and all.

That’s all. Nite nite.
 
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Hijinx

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Many people are paying through the nose for catastrophic insurance that they will never use because they have a $2,000 or $4,000 dollar deductible.

The democrats passed this debacle all by themselves, they deserve all of the credit (blame) for it Any Middle class worker who votes for a Democrat is a retard.
 
Like I said. You are paying for catastrophic insurance , since it it doubtful --unless you are having really bad year that you will even make your deductible.
And that's ok, if you are in decent health. I have high deductible, about $1600. But when you compare the monthly cost of the policy ($90) vs the deductible, I still make out better year after year and other than the deductible, the coverage is the same.

I'm turning 65 in July, so I now have to move to Medicare and a supplemental plan. I am again choosing a high deductible with a low monthly.
 

Gilligan

#*! boat!
PREMO Member
And that's ok, if you are in decent health. I have high deductible, about $1600. But when you compare the monthly cost of the policy ($90) vs the deductible, I still make out better year after year and other than the deductible, the coverage is the same.

I'm turning 65 in July, so I now have to move to Medicare and a supplemental plan. I am again choosing a high deductible with a low monthly.
We have different definitions of what a "high" deductible is. I'm paying $300/month for wife's insurance it has a $6000 deductible. I don't even waste money on insurance for myself. I've got lifetime coverage for anything related to back issues (Workemen's Comp) and leave it at that. If I come down with lung cancer, I'll find a way to blame it on my back injuries.. ;-_)
 

Gilligan

#*! boat!
PREMO Member
Absolutely. You've always had private insurance, I've always had corporate employee insurance. Big difference between private and subsidized.
ahh..of course. I wonder if it's too late for me to get a cushy job with a big corporation?..
 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
And that's ok, if you are in decent health. I have high deductible, about $1600. But when you compare the monthly cost of the policy ($90) vs the deductible, I still make out better year after year and other than the deductible, the coverage is the same.

I'm turning 65 in July, so I now have to move to Medicare and a supplemental plan. I am again choosing a high deductible with a low monthly.
he supplemental plans are not cheap, I found it to be just as cheap to keep my BC & BS as to get the supplemental.
 

transporter

Active Member
But the data in that report — which was released on the same day the Mueller report came out and largely ignored — tells an entirely different story.

All of the increase in the uninsured over the past two years — all of it — is the result of the massive rate increases Obamacare’s mandates and regulations caused. According to the Health and Human Services Dept., premiums in the individual insurance market doubled from 2013 to 2017. They shot up again in 2018.

For those eligible for Obamacare subsidies, the rate increases were meaningless. The amount they had to pay didn’t change much, and in many cases went down.

But for the millions of middle-class Americans who buy insurance coverage on the individual market and aren’t eligible for Obamacare subsidies, the result has been financially devastating.

https://issuesinsights.com/2019/04/25/cbo-report-1-4-million-lost-health-insurance-since-2016-and-obamacare-is-to-blame/
Did your dumb ass forget that you already posted this comrade???
 
he supplemental plans are not cheap, I found it to be just as cheap to keep my BC & BS as to get the supplemental.
Like I acknowledged to Gilligan, I have retiree benefit plans available, paid for in part by my former employer. My supplemental plan offerings (BC/BS, Humana, AARP) are inexpensive as compared to having to pay for it privately, from $28/mo for high deductible to about $210/mo. for a 'standard' deductible. I'll gladly take a high deductible for a $28/mo plan.

I understand that my situation is not the norm and others do not have the benefits I do.
 

stgislander

Well-Known Member
And that's ok, if you are in decent health. I have high deductible, about $1600. But when you compare the monthly cost of the policy ($90) vs the deductible, I still make out better year after year and other than the deductible, the coverage is the same.

I'm turning 65 in July, so I now have to move to Medicare and a supplemental plan. I am again choosing a high deductible with a low monthly.
$90/month premium?! You must have sold your soul to the devil to get that.


Never mind. I see you've got that nice employer provided insurance.
 
$90/month premium?! You must have sold your soul to the devil to get that.


Never mind. I see you've got that nice employer provided insurance.
I'm sure you can talk your boss into getting one of these good low cost plans.....



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Gilligan

#*! boat!
PREMO Member
Like I acknowledged to Gilligan, I have retiree benefit plans available, paid for in part by my former employer. My supplemental plan offerings (BC/BS, Humana, AARP) are inexpensive as compared to having to pay for it privately, from $28/mo for high deductible to about $210/mo. for a 'standard' deductible. I'll gladly take a high deductible for a $28/mo plan.

I understand that my situation is not the norm and others do not have the benefits I do.
I'm sure you can talk your boss into getting one of these good low cost plans.....



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