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Wasn't ObamaCare suppose to lower costs for all American's?

Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums for some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul in coming weeks, complicating Democrats’ efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections.

Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1% and 9% to pay for extra benefits required under the law, according to filings with state regulators.

These and other insurers say Congress’s landmark refashioning of U.S. health coverage, which passed in March after a brutal fight, is causing them to pass on more costs to consumers than Democrats predicted.


Asked by grlygrlz2 at 5:40 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Funny how we conveniently ignore the double digit rises in health insurance premiums in the previous years before anyone ever heard of Obama. lol
    Is it safe to say then...that he didn't fix anything?
    Are you saying everything is the same now as it was then?
    If so, why do we need ObamaCare?

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:12 AM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • eye rollingImagine that..who could have known?


    maybe all of us know-nothing conservatives..


    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:45 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • So where are of the CM ladies that screamed at us all over and over again that 'Obama says it will LOWER the cost for ALL!! don't listen to what he says! You are uneducated!"


    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:07 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • it's as expected.

    Answer by lovinangels at 5:45 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I'd like to know where they are too, tnmom!

    I guess the insurance co.'s didn't get the memo that they were to insure more people, with the same or greater benefits, fewer restrictions, AND lower costs. And why the dems thought that it would actually happen without some of those pesky ideas like interstate competition, and tort reform is beyond me!

    Answer by 29again at 6:11 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • i tink i taw a puddy tat..i deed! i deed taw a puddy tat!!

    LMBO! yes, my honest reaction to this 'news'. i'm not a bit surprised...gotta love those promises!!

    Answer by dullscissors at 5:53 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Why yes, that was mentioned a hundred or so times. Hmmm

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:47 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Wasn't ObamaCare suppose to lower costs

    I believe that was their claim at the time. 


    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:04 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:32 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:40 PM on Sep. 8, 2010