NY Times: Health insurance rates going up by double digits. “…even though one of the biggest objectives of [ObamaCare] was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers. Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own.” What a shame the election was two months ago – the voters could’ve tossed out the pols who perpetrated this disaster. Oh, well.

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PsychoDad January 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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Liars, damn liars and DEMOCRATS.

ooddballz January 8, 2013 at 5:50 am

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Liars, damn liars and DEMOCRATS.

I’ll take 3 in 1 for a thousand Alex.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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Double digits ain’t shit, just wait and see what happens!
Remember, I told you last week about my friend?
He’s retired from UPS and his insurance just went from $45/month to over $450/month!
Welcome to Obamacare!

Fenster314 January 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm

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Hey, Romneycare costs were going up in Taxatwoshits and he still won the Republican nomination. Anyone who tells you the country isn’t in a hell of a lot of trouble right now isn’t paying attention.

Karmaa January 8, 2013 at 6:06 am

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These idiots have short memories. They’ll be mad for a while, but then they’ll get over it, as the new high cost/low quality becomes ‘standard”. Look at gas prices. FOUR years ago the masses were complaining because they were over $1.50 a gallon. Now they get excited when prices drop to $3.35 a gallon. I cringe, because I know what’s coming. As soon as prices drop 5 cents, they will surge up to 20 cents higher than they were before. The herd will flip out, and the prices will drop 15 cents, and everyone breathes a collective sigh.

These idiots will be reminiscing over how they used to be able to get into a doctors office the same day, and how it used to be less than half their salary to do it, the same way we talk now about the nickle candy-bar (which cost a quarter when I was a kid, and is now $1.00). People are idiots, and I am honestly kind of sad to have to include myself in ranks of the human race.

poppajoe49 January 8, 2013 at 6:40 am

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It’s all a matter of conditioning.
I remember about 12 years ago that gas was $.99, and when it went to $1.50 in just a couple of months, there was screaming and gnashing of teeth about how we couldn’t afford it. Now, we would kill to find it at that price.
When we moved to FL 8 years ago, I was worried about the price of gas being $1.85, and how much it would cost us to drive the U-Haul the 1200 miles we were going. Now, I shudder to think what it would cost me at $3.24.
Like you mentioned, people have shore memories, and won’t think anything of spending every dime to visit the Dr.

flashingscotsman January 8, 2013 at 9:48 am

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Try buying diesel in California.

sa_rose January 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

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But that can’t be right. O dummer PROMISED that our private insurance would never be altered in any way by Obamacare.

PSYCH!

poppajoe49 January 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

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And you believed him?

sa_rose January 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

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Sbdoluterly not. I used to work for an insurance company. I knew Obama care was going to be a disaster. As any thinking person would. Even my liberal friend says its not great, but feels its a step in the right direction to improve access for all. What I can’t get her to understand is that Obama carealters paument systems, but does nothing to improve access.

deepthinker January 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

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It was my understanding that once der leaders legislation passed, the cost would just come tumbling down.

poppajoe49 January 10, 2013 at 4:56 am

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It has, it’s tumbling down onto our heads!