Obamacare Sticker Shock

Some links on pricing under Obamacare:

Per the Manhattan Institute, underlying insurance rates will go up 97-99% for younger men and 55-62% for younger women.

-Americans choosing the low-cost plans under Obamacare will pay an estimated 34% more out-of-pocket for prescription drugs.

-The conservative Breitbart.com reports on comments left on the official Obamacare Facebook page. Whether these comments are cherry-picked or indicative of a widespread problem, I can’t say.

I suppose I’m lucky; I attain health insurance from my employer, and was recently informed that thanks to Obamacare, our insurance premiums will go up only 6%.

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2 Responses to “Obamacare Sticker Shock”

  1. christianliberal Says:

    I dunno . . . MY bible has a passage in it about the Good Samaritan. MY bible reads “Love your neighbor as yourself.” MINE advises us “As you treat the least of these, my brothers, you have treated me.” So denying health care coverage to has become the mantra of the right-wing GOP, including Evangelists! What kind of family values is that? Meanwhile Bush started a $TRILLION war for death. I think we can afford something for the welfare of our people.

  2. Josh Says:

    1. Don’t think you’ll find a defense of Bush and the war in Iraq (or his warrantless spying policies, or his torture policies) anywhere on this blog, so we at least have that in agreement.

    2. I would never want my neighbor to live in a world where we have exacerbated health care inflation to the point where routine medicine and doctors’ visits are unaffordable. Unfortunately, thanks to regulations, government programs, and a tax code biased towards third-party payment, we already have that. Thanks to Obamacare, we have these biases reinforced even further. I can’t see how these reinforced biases suddenly make health care MORE affordable when it has done the complete opposite for years.

    3. If using public policy to make health care biased towards third party payers is the biblical equivalent of being a good samaritan, then I’m not a believer in the Bible. However, I tend to be leery of cherry-picking Bible verses and stating unequivocally “This is what Jesus wants!” Be it leftists using the “good samaritan” parable to support a robust safety net (without analyzing the “unintended” consequences of those programs), or listening to tattooed right-wingers use Leviticus 18 to condemn homosexuality while completely oblivious to what is stated in the VERY NEXT CHAPTER.

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