Blue Cross announced some 70% of their current members will have their premiums stay the same or REDUCED.
Actually it's about 50% who might see a rate reduction. But the key is who are those 50%, and then who are the other 50% that will see their premiums go up substantially. You really don't know shite about what's going on.
The 50% that will see their premiums go down are the elderly (who actually use more healthcare services) and the poor. That means young people and middle class to upper class people will see their rates go up.
Some key points:
1. Currently older people can be charged higher premiums up to a 6:1 ratio. This of course is based on the fact that older people use more healthcare services. With Obamacare, that ratio has to go down to 3:1. Therefore,young people will pick up that extra cost.
2. Under obamacare, ALL individual policies must include maternity coverage - even if you're a single guy. Because in the eyes of the state, there can't be any cost "discrimination" based on gender. Because, you know, there really are NO differences between males and females.
3. Under obamacare, the only factors that can be included in cost determination of an insurance policy are age (3:1 ratio), demographics and smoker/non-smoker. That is it. Currently insurance companies use age (6:1 ratio), demographics and most importanly health screening. The health screening of course is a way to have the higher risk people pay more for their insurance. But that's not fair according to Libtards.