You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. Well, I guess you can lead a jackass to a political win allowing them to vote for another jackass but when their money gets touched…then something’s wrong huh? The Democrats will soon be finding out what many republicans had been telling them since the beginning of 2012 and for many of us most have planned for the changes while other haven’t. One thing is for sure, Democrats haven’t planned for it nor have their leadership told them it was coming. Democrats have lied their way around the Fiscal Cliff deal and not once told their voters about the Obamacare taxes looming and being inserted into their paycheck.
The New York Times reported:
Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers.
Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own.
In California, Aetna is proposing rate increases of as much as 22 percent, Anthem Blue Cross 26 percent and Blue Shield of California 20 percent for some of those policy holders, according to the insurers’ filings with the state for 2013. These rate requests are all the more striking after a 39 percent rise sought by Anthem Blue Cross in 2010 helped give impetus to the law, known as the Affordable Care Act, which was passed the same year and will not be fully in effect until 2014.
In other states, like Florida and Ohio, insurers have been able to raise rates by at least 20 percent for some policy holders. The rate increases can amount to several hundred dollars a month.