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Offline Pond Scum

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Affordable Health Care 19% Increase for 2017
« on: October 31, 2016, 10:32:24 PM »

I just got the increase notice from my insurance. I am self employed and I am the only person on my policy. I had good insurance with reasonable limits and deductibles before Obamacare. Now it totally sucks. My premium started out about the same but the benefits went down while the limits and deductibles sky rocketed. Was 20% co-pay. Now 30% co-pay. Was $2500 max out of pocket for the year, now $6600. Crestor was $200 for 3 months, went to $700 for 3 months .... I quit taking it. My first 3 months on Obamacare when I had to switch over cost me $6000 extra out of pocket than my former policy.

My premium is up 19% for 2017 compared to 2016 = $1500 extra for the year. I'm still waiting for the $2500/year savings that Obama promised. Oh and the part about keeping my primary care doctor?? Nope. They switched me and I had to fight for 3 months to keep the doctor that my dad, wife, and I had been using for 15 years.

I'm praying for Trump to get elected and send the affordable care act to the trash heap.

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Re: Affordable Health Care 19% Increase for 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 11:20:00 AM »
I have some friends who got caught up in this Obamacare nonsense, too.  They've been screwed every year since its inception, and like you, each year it gets increasingly worse.

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Re: Affordable Health Care 19% Increase for 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 12:25:12 PM »
"If we didn’t know it before, we now know that the current model of the ACA is not sustainable, even in the short-term."

http://www.ammoland.com/2016/10/the-obamacare-tipping-point/