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ollie2655
Senior Contributor

osamacare to raise health costs 20% plus

newest study shows osamacare will raise health care cots faster than ever--another demorat lie comes to bear on americas workers

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UNIranch
Senior Contributor

Re: osamacare to raise health costs 20% plus

Do tell Gasboy....what 20% do you speak of??

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: lets go SLOW for you

if you rasise the cost of a product by 20 % how much will it go up--slow enough this time--now as to the childish name calling what do you want me to prove to help you grow up --now that is the way you kick butt GOTCHA and loving it

UNIranch
Senior Contributor

Re: lets go SLOW for you

Where is your link//(no not that one)that supports your claim...while you hunt that up here is something to read...

http://http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/report-card-on-health-care-reform.html?_r=1&

UNIranch
Senior Contributor

Re: Heres some interesting reading as well

--The law also bars insurers from canceling policies on sick people; previously, 10,000 people a year had their policies rescinded.


-Private insurers are now required to cover children with pre-existing conditions, which means that an estimated 17 million such children have been protected against being uninsured.


-The law also provides for prescription drug discounts to Medicare beneficiaries. More than 6.3 million older or disabled people have already saved more than $6.1 billion on prescription drugs since 2010.

Despite dire predictions about the effects of the Affordable Care Act, a report card on health care reform in today's NY Times was very positive. Here's what has already been accomplished under Obamacare:

--Private insurers are now required to cover children with pre-existing conditions, which means that an estimated 17 million such children have been protected against being uninsured.

--The law also bars insurers from canceling policies on sick people; previously, 10,000 people a year had their policies rescinded.

--Starting in 2010, all insurers and employers that offer dependent coverage were required to offer coverage to dependent children up to age 26. An estimated 6.6 million people ages 19 through 25 have been able to stay on or join their parents’ plans as result, with more than 3 million previously uninsured young adults getting health insurance.

--The law requires private health insurers to provide free preventive care, without co-pays or deductibles.
Some 71 million Americans have received at least one free preventive service, like a mammogram or a flu shot, and an additional 34 million older Americans got free preventive services in 2012 under Medicare.

--The law appropriated $11 billion over five years to build and operate community health centers, a major factor in increasing the annual number of patients served to 21 million, a rise of 3 million from previous levels. Some $5 billion has been put into a reinsurance program that has encouraged employers to retain coverage for retirees and their families; 19 million people benefited with reduced premiums or cost-sharing.

--Private insurers are required by the law to spend at least 80 to 85 percent of their premium revenues on medical claims or quality improvements, or they must pay a rebate to consumers. In 2012, insurers had to pay $1.1 billion in rebates, an average of $151 per family. Although Republicans contend the law will drive up insurance premiums, thus far it seems to have reduced them. Any insurer that wants to increase its premiums by 10 percent or more for people who buy their own policies must justify the increase to state or federal officials. As a result, the proportion of rate filings that sought increases of 10 percent or more fell from 75 percent in 2010 to 34 percent in 2012, and it is expected to be even lower this year. The average premium increase in 2012 was 30 percent lower than in 2010.

--The law also provides for prescription drug discounts to Medicare beneficiaries. More than 6.3 million older or disabled people have already saved more than $6.1 billion on prescription drugs since 2010.

Pretty impressive!

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: ck gao and

the health care institute

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: thanks for proving my point so well

which of these actions will LOWER costs --have fun i am

UNIranch
Senior Contributor

Re: thanks for proving my point so well

As we become a healthier country everyone of these things will lower healthcare costs...it has already lowered drug costs to millions of seniors...most hasent been implemented yet

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: what is a hasent

thanks for proving my point about your iq --aint this fun ????

Snooky1953
Senior Contributor

Re: what is a hasent

I believe it is the same language as "tghis"  Yoiu are truly an egotistical moron!