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CajunAngele
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HHS Secretary Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums Rise


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Some people purchasing new insurance policies for themselves this fall could see premiums rise because of requirements in the health-care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Tuesday.

Ms. Sebelius’s remarks come weeks before insurers are expected to begin releasing rates for plans that start on Jan. 1, 2014, when key provisions of the health law kick in. Premiums have been a sensitive subject for the Obama administration, which is counting on elements in the health law designed to increase competition among insurers to keep rates in check. The administration has pointed to subsidies that will be available for many lower-income Americans to help them with the cost of coverage.

The secretary’s remarks are among the first direct statements from federal officials that people who have skimpy health plans right now could face higher premiums for plans that are more generous. She noted that the law requires plans to provide better benefits and treat all customers equally regardless of their medical claims.

“These folks will be moving into a really fully insured product for the first time, and so there may be a higher cost associated with getting into that market,” she said. “But we feel pretty strongly that with subsidies available to a lot of that population that they are really going to see much better benefit for the money that they’re spending.”

Ms. Sebelius added that those customers currently pay more for their health care if their plans have high out-of-pocket costs, high deductibles or exclude particular types of coverage, such as mental health treatment. She also said that some men and younger customers could see their rates increase while women and older customers could see their rates drop because the law restricts insurers’ ability to set rates based on age and gender.

Most people who buy their own insurance policies will begin doing so this fall through new online marketplaces, which federal officials believe will force insurers to keep their prices down.

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and slowly it will all roll out. Will Obama regulate life insurance policies next and say they can't make the prices higher per age? For all we know that could be in ObamaCare because we don't know all of what is in it.


ItNeverRains
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Some....Dishonest frick


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UncleFestersLegs
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“These folks will be moving into a really fully insured product for the first time, and so there may be a higher cost associated with getting into that market,” she said. “But we feel pretty strongly that with subsidies available to a lot of that population that they are really going to see much better benefit for the money that they’re spending.”

The State knows best. Pay up and shut up.


Rickety Cricket
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re: HHS Secretary Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums Rise
Some = most

Can't wait for the midterms.

Dems are done. It's over.


CajunAngele
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They are fessing up the real intention. How long before they confess-completely; that only the fat cats of healthcare insurance that donated to Obama will exist.


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Most people who buy their own insurance policies will begin doing so this fall through new online marketplaces, which federal officials believe will force insurers to keep their prices down.






JEAUXBLEAUX
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Dems need to grow a pair and press for Universal health Care so insurance premiums will be standard and not driven by Insurance Companies. Won't happen because Pres O. needs to kow tow to his Insurance friends.


Purple Spoon
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What you did there.....I seent it


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CITWTT
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re: HHS Secretary Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums Rise
Nah they need to commit mass suicide.


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Poodlebrain
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re: HHS Secretary Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums Rise
2013 is the first year that code DD is being reported for box 12 on Form W-2
(cost of eployer provided health insurance). I am routinely seeing amounts in excess of $20,000 for families of 4. There is no way employers are going to tolerate substantial increases in premiums and continue to provide the same, or improved, coverage. 2014 is going to be ugly for employer sponsored health insurance plans, and for the participants who will be subject to significant changes in their plans.

I am anxious to see who they will hold accountable for the changes.


CajunAngele
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re: HHS Secretary Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums Rise
I am looking at a paper right now from an employer to employee being offered health insurance with the company paying for half of the employee only. The paper clearly states in bold all over it: ATTN: you must pay the full premium for any spouse or children.

The paper also says, "Your Premium is specifically for the age group of 45-65"

This breaks ObamaCare laws right out of the gate. How is that going to pan out?

Also: If the said company employs under 50 are they exempt from the no age applied to the premium, and other ObamaCare rules?


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Strannix
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wait, I thought premiums were gonna go down 2500%?


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Jbird
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I am anxious to see who they will hold accountable for the changes.


Easy read something a few months ago, the jist of it was, it is the Rs fault if ACA fails simply because they refused to participate in the writing of the bill.


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Antonio Moss
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Dems need to grow a pair and press for Universal health Care so insurance premiums will be standard and not driven by Insurance Companies.


Why not just have a public option where the only people who pay into the public option are the ones insured by it?

If 50% of the country thinks UHC is such a great idea, let that 50% fund it. The rest of us will just continue funding our own HC.


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Lsut81
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so insurance premiums will be standard and not driven by Insurance Companies.


Do you know what the insurance companies annual profits are??? Between 1-3%




Yeah, they are really raking in the cash. Would you be for the govt regulating pricing on Apple?


Antonio Moss
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Do you know what the insurance companies annual profits are??? Between 1-3%


Of course not. Jeaux is one of those people who takes pride in wallowing in ignorance.


JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: HHS Secretary Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums Rise
Love to wallow in ignorance. That's known as conversing with you Gun and Insurance apologists. Nothing like the exchange of ideas here. From the left and the right. At least we respect each other (don't we?)


Taxing Authority
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re: HHS Secretary Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums Rise
Wait. So my premiums won't be going down 3000%? Let me guess... I'm not getting that raise Obama promised either.

FORWARD!


DeltaDoc
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Obamacare is a means to an end. People on this very board have clearly stated that they do not care that this will cause premiums to increase, jobs to be lost and even the insurance industry to completely crumble as long as the Federal Government is allowed to completely take over health care.

"Thinking they were wise, they acted as fools."


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TigerintheNO
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Most people who buy their own insurance policies will begin doing so this fall through new online marketplaces, which federal officials believe will force insurers to keep their prices down.


I read last week that so many states have opted to let the federal govt create the exchanges for their states, that they probably won't have them ready on time.


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jcole4lsu
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JEAUXBLEAUX

you have never once given an informed, rational opinion on a matter on this forum.
its all just knee jerk reaction and rhetoric.


now please offer an ACTUAL rebuttal to Antonio's 50/50 idea.


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