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1854, 08 Aug 16

Obamacare Premiums Going Up Again

I thought we created this monstrosity to make healthcare insurance more affordable? From MacIver:

Of the 87 Obamacare-compliant health insurance plans that reported rate changes to, the average increase was 10 percent. Seventy-four plans requested increases, while 13 requested modest decreases.

The proposed 2017 double-digit price increases come on top of an 8.67 percent premium increase last year and a 17 percent increase in the cost of the deductible for silver plans.

“These products include plans which are compliant with all ACA requirements for inclusions on state and federal healthcare insurance exchanges. These plans have effective dates on or after January 1, 2014,” the website states. The 10 percent average is for plans whose rate changes would take effect on or after January 1, 2017.

The highest requested increase is a whopping 45.6 percent increase from Aetna for its small group indemnity plan. Aetna also requested a 38.8 percent rate hike for its preferred provider organization (PPO) plan.

Of the 87 plans, 15 requested an increase of 20 percent or more.Twenty plans requested an increase of between 10 and 19 percent. That means 35 plans, or 40 percent of all that requested a rate change, requested more than the 10 percent average.


1854, 08 August 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Should be called the “less affordable act”.

    Typical liberalism, destroying health care for poor and middle class.

  2. Le Roi du Nord


    And what would be your solution, and how would that compare to t the ACA as far as cost and availability ?

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    Perhaps you could provide a description of YOUR proposal and a comparison of costs and services provided rather than a link to fascist propaganda.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Get government out of subsidizing health care.

    Anytime government subsidizes it becomes prohibitively expensive, whether it is higher education, health care, railroads for oil transport, etc.

    The government subsidy fuels the rich crony capitalists liberals rail against.

    I see you read the CATO stuff with a typical liberal “open mind”.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    So what are your feelings on public subsidizes for religious voucher schools?  Bear in mind what you just said above.  We all know you’ll try to spin your statement, so take your time, dream up a good excuse.



  6. Kevin Scheunemann

    I don’t like subsidizing godless libreral schools practicing evolution and warming religions.

    If we subsidize liberal religions, we should allow others same opportunity.

    In fairness.

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