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  •  Another GOP scare that won't stick, just like.. (13+ / 0-)

    ..the last republicans fail:
    Rate Shock: The Scare That Wouldn't Stick By Healthcare expert Wendell Potter | Posted: 09/03/2013 10:21 am  

    "Rate shock" stories were all the rage several months ago, like this one from Forbes last December: "Aetna CEO (Mark) Bertolini: Get ready for 'Rate Shock' as Some Insurance Premiums to Double in 2014."

    Health insurance executives were hoping we'd swallow their scare campaign on rates, and thus get behind efforts by their friends in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

    Many of those friends, like Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which sent out a press release on March 14 with the headline: "Obamacare Oversight: The Looming Premium Rate Shock."

    To save face, though, you can also expect those politicians who have been crying "rate shock" to search high and low for constituents who believe their policies have grown more expensive because of Obamacare. And, like Rep. Blackburn did last March, some of those politicians will read the entire list of those constituents in a Congressional hearing.

    Thx Laurence Lewis
    •  There will be people whose rates go up (0+ / 0-)

      But it will be because they have BETTER coverage.

      If all you have is a junk policy, and you move to a good one, of course you're going to pay more. You're getting a lot more.

      That's the real point - there will no longer be any junk health insurance. No more gotchas, no more pre existing conditions, none of that crap.

      And you'll be able to do a real comparison because what's covered at each level will be pretty clearly spelled out.

      That alone will make a huge difference.

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