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Senate Health Care bill will drive insurance premiums higher?

Individual insurance premiums would increase by an average of 10 percent or more, according to an analysis of the Senate healthcare bill.

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/107xx/doc10781/11-30-Premiums.pdf

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:30 AM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yeah, thats a given but it won't be 10% more it will be the "or more" . Probably triple what they say in 5 -10 yrs and it won't stop going up just as healthcare has gone up continually in years past. I really don't get how the government can say and how anyone can actually believe healthcare will get cheaper. It won't. The only way they will see a decrease in spending is to stop offering things. Thats called rationing though they will never admit it.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:48 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Yup.. IMO~THE CBO is the bare minimum. I wouldn't be surprise (given all other government programs) if it were much worse.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:02 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • It will be much worse and drive up other prices as well.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:14 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Did anyone ever think the supposed competition would bring insurance prices down? The Congressional Budget Office doesn't.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:05 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Damn joke this thing better not pass the senate
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:07 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • ::crickets::
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 10:22 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Its all part of the plan. People won't accept UHC unconditionally so they wean us onto it.
    Kidcrock

    Answer by Kidcrock at 10:28 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Hell most Americans do want this current bill now ..but they dont give a crap its all about their agenda
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:30 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • do NOT want*
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:31 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • No, insurance companies won't be able to justify their higher prices when most everyone is covered by insurance because doctors and hospitals will be able to lower their costs (because they won't have to force others to pay higher prices to cover the costs of those people who don't pay for their services because they have no insurance). Insurance companies are a joke anyway. I can't wait for the ability to provide insurance for our whole family and NOT have someone say, "Sorry, we can't cover you because you have X pre-existing condition." (Which is the case right now, 3 of the 5 of us are uninsurable because of "pre-existing conditions").
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

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