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Tennessee: Obamacare will triple men's premiums, double women's

Posted by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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BY PAUL BEDARD | SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AT 12:07 PM 


The White House on Wednesday released a report on the costs of Obamacare for most Americans, heralding its interpretation that 95 percent of the nation will be able to buy health insurance premiums below “earlier projections.”

But note the words “earlier projections.” That doesn’t mean that the insurance Americans will have to buy, or be fined, under Obamacare will be cheaper than what they pay today, before Obamacare kicks in.

We know this because at the same time the White House was releasing its broad study, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander released his analysis of the report's portion on his state. He found that Obamacare will cost far more than what many of his constituents are paying today, some by as much as 190 percent.

From his release:

— Today, a 27-year-old man in Memphis can buy a plan for as low as $41 a month. On the exchange, the lowest state average is $119 a month — a 190 percent increase.

— Today, a 27-year-old woman in Nashville can also buy a plan for as low as $58 a month. On the exchange, the lowest-priced plan in Nashville is $114 a month — a 97 percent increase. Even with a tax subsidy, that plan is $104 a month, almost twice what she could pay today.

— Today, women in Nashville can choose from 30 insurance plans that cost less than the administration says insurance plans on the exchange will cost, even with the new tax subsidy.

— In Nashville, 105 insurance plans offered today will not be available in the exchange.

Said the Republican senator, “Why should a 27-year-old male in Memphis be forced to pay nearly three times more than what he pays today for health insurance? Why should a young woman in Nashville have to pay twice as much? This isn't what President Obama promised Tennesseans, but it's what he's giving them — higher costs and less choice — that are two of the most urgent reasons Obamacare must be repealed and our health care system fixed."

The White House blog, however, focused on other states and details in its report.

“Nearly all eligible uninsured Americans (about 95%) live in states with average premiums below earlier projections. And nearly all consumers (about 95%) will have a choice of health insurance companies, each of which offers a number of different plans,” wrote Jeanne Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy.

She focused on Texas, not Tennessee: “Premiums are even lower for workers and families qualifying for tax credits. For example, in Texas, an average 27-year-old with income of $25,000 could pay $83 for the lowest-cost bronze plan, $133 for the lowest-cost silver plan, and $145 per month for the second lowest-cost silver plan after tax credits. For a family of four in Texas with income of $50,000, they could pay $57 per month for the lowest bronze plan, $239 for the lowest silver plan, and $282 per month for the second lowest-cost silver plan.”

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lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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As was slavery too back in the day.


Quoting lylalane7275:

We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.



Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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Yeah, I don't think she was promoting it as - we shouldn't change it -

She was lamenting .

Quoting SallyMJ:

As was slavery too back in the day.

 

Quoting lylalane7275:

We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.

 

 


 

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Sep. 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Then the 27 yr old keeps his current plan and not enroll in the exchange program.. Duh people

Some people don't have the cheaper option thats why there is a exchange program.

Man, RW talking points can really dumb a nation down.

UpSheRises
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM

We've had plenty of time to read it. We choose to bitch about talking points here instead. 


Quoting lylalane7275:

We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.


 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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I can guarantee you have not read the 1,000 pages of the original bill, and the 27,000 pages of regulations.

That's the point.


Quoting UpSheRises:

We've had plenty of time to read it. We choose to bitch about talking points here instead. 


Quoting lylalane7275:

We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.





lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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It has been amended 19 times and they aren't through.  It's a bad law.

As of right now, I still have the right to bitch, so I'm exercising that right.


Quoting UpSheRises:

We've had plenty of time to read it. We choose to bitch about talking points here instead. 


Quoting lylalane7275:

We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.





erika9009
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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Quoting lylalane7275:

We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.

So is enforcing immigration laws, yet here we are............

Let's not talk about ObamaCare as "law of the land" as Pres Obama chooses which laws he wants to enforce dispite his oath.  You are buying into the propaganda again.


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UpSheRises
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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I agree that it's a bad law and i wouldn't be on CM with you if i didn't think it was okay to share your opinion.

Lets not act like americans are breaking down the halls of congress to read what is in the bill and just don't have access to it. It's not a secret, it is public information available for anyone to read. Amendments and all.  


Quoting lylalane7275:

It has been amended 19 times and they aren't through.  It's a bad law.

As of right now, I still have the right to bitch, so I'm exercising that right.

 

Quoting UpSheRises:

We've had plenty of time to read it. We choose to bitch about talking points here instead. 

 

Quoting lylalane7275:

We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.

 

 

 

 


 

rebeccab1966
by Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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Quoting erika9009:

 

 

Quoting lylalane7275:

We still don't know what's in this and it's the law of the land.

So is enforcing immigration laws, yet here we are............

Let's not talk about ObamaCare as "law of the land" as Pres Obama chooses which laws he wants to enforce dispite his oath. 

 

Love you!

 

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