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Not-so-Affordable Care Act: Tweeters sickened by rising premiums



Well, take a deep breath and get ready to lace up those jumping shoes anyway! Yesterday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a stunning admission to reporters:

Wait a minute…. RT @chrismal0ney: Sebelius admits “Some could see insurance premiums rise” due to #Obamacare on.wsj.com/11Jy1nZ

— Bill Murphy (@billmurphy) March 27, 2013

According to a recent report by the Society of Actuaries, the cost of insurance claims could rise by an average of 32 percent for individual, self-purchased plans over the next few years:

Report from actuaries: Obamacare to raise health costs 32%. White House response: yeah, whatever.

— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) March 27, 2013

Actuaries find #ObamaCare will increase health insurance payouts by 32%, inevitably pushing up premium costs. n.pr/15QtCzS

— Grace-Marie Turner (@gracemarietweet) March 27, 2013

@michellemalkin I made a comprehensive map detailing the Obamacare insurance premium increases state by state: bit.ly/ZxGdYh

— Poor Richard (@poor_richard) March 27, 2013

Many Americans who kept their heads out of the sand saw this coming, but they are nevertheless disgusted by the degree to which Obamacare is robbing them, whether they’re covered under group or individual policies:

Guh, obamacare about to raise my insurance premium 32%…

— Tim Godfrey (@timgodfrey7) March 27, 2013

A 64-oz soda costs $0.79. A 20-oz bottle of water costs $1.39. In a related story, my health insurance premium increased 20% last month.

— Gino Bona (@GinoBona) March 27, 2013

Health insurance premium? Up 20%. Salary? Cut 20%. Keep up the good work, elected officials.

— nanoand (@nanofungibles) March 23, 2013

@theblacksphere my individual insurance premium is up to $580 mo. ($30 increase) plus my deductible went from $500 to $2500!

— Martha Mathews (@MooChirp) March 26, 2013

“Affordable Health Act” is a lie.My premium up another 18% without a claim. #Obama 1789

— Erick Flaig (@erickflaig) March 27, 2013

@askgeorgeI’m in CA.so why has my health care premium increased 3 times over the last 3 years. This year +$200/month not “Affordable”

— KJHobbs (@Kjhobbs1985) March 23, 2013

I sense the ACA is rapidly becoming the UnaffordableCA.Just got word my individual health insurance premium will increase ~30%.

— Jocko Botzki (@ibjbotzki) March 27, 2013

Oh my health insurance is going up to 176 dollars a month. That’s cool. That’s over half of my paycheck #AdultLifeSucks

— Kendria Kramer (@kenicake) March 26, 2013

@don4488 my paychecksmaller #1my health insurance has gone up a lot more than usualdue to new healthcare #2.payin 4illegals h/c more tax

— Renee(@ReneeJordan2002) March 26, 2013

Benefit enrollment time! So…my paycheck went down 4%. My health care costs went up 500%. Stick ur daggone Hope & Change where…

— MomsUnite (@gullsnest) March 21, 2013

@slmiller222 And I am a single mother, living in Texas. 268 a pay check is STUPID if he is calling this “affordable health care act”

— ♥ Jessica ♥(@jesssizzle28) March 22, 2013

Hey Donna Brazile, are you getting this yet?

@caseythehost My Insurance premium increased by a double digit number for 2013.I didn’t need that extra money anyway #ThanksObamaCare

— Anthony Boyer (@ajboyer_spd) March 26, 2013

Yeah. And anyway, the government has much better uses for your hard-earned money.



Editor’s note: This post has been amended to reflect that the SOA report was based on the costs of individual health insurance plans, and not employer-provided plans. It’s clear that costs are on the rise for many policyholders, but it is important to note the distinction.



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