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Democrats Are Bracing For Higher Health Care Costs

- May 3, 2013

In An Interview Yesterday, Senator Chuck Schumer  (D-NY) Said That ObamaCare Will Increase Health Insurance Rates

Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Conceded That ObamaCare Will Be Partly Responsible For Higher Health Insurance Rates. SCHUMER: "Our insurance department is empowered to protect families and we're going to watch them like a hawk to make sure they do. Because if they don't, these rates could go through the roof." WHEC's RAY LEVATO: "Is it because of ObamaCare?" SCHUMER: "It's in part because of ObamaCare but health care costs have been going up by double digits for years and years and years." ( WHEC, 5/2/13)

Congressman Ami Berra (D-CA), One Of Only Two Democrat Physicians In Congress, Is Worried That ObamaCare Will Increase Costs

Representative Ami Berra (D-CA) Is "Very Concerned" That ObamaCare Will Increase The Costs Of Health Care. "'I'm moderately to very concerned,' Bera said. 'I have been consistently concerned about the cost of care going up.'" (Dan Morain, "Ami Bera Dings Obama Dings Obama Administration For Rollout Of Affordable Care Act," The Sacramento Bee's The Swarm, 5/1/13)

Obama's Health And Human Services Secretary Conceded That Health Insurance Rates Will Rise Under ObamaCare

Health And Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Told Reporters That Health Care Premiums Will Rise. "Some people purchasing new insurance policies for themselves this fall could see premiums rise because of requirements in the health-care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Tuesday." (Louise Radnofsky, "Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums," The Wall Street Journal , 3/26/13)

  • "Men And Younger Customers Could See Their Rates Increase" According To HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "She also said that some men and younger customers could see their rates increase while women and older customers could see their rates drop because the law restricts insurers' ability to set rates based on age and gender." (Louise Radnofsky, "Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums," The Wall Street Journal , 3/26/13)

ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE: OBAMACARE IS DRIVING PREMIUMS UP, NOT DOWN

Obama's Promise To Americans That ObamaCare Will Bring Down Health Premiums "Seems A Stretch Now." "Obama has promised that the new law will bring costs down. That seems a stretch now. While the nation has been enjoying a lull in health care inflation the past few years, even some former administration advisers say a new round of cost-curbing legislation will be needed." (Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, "Study: Health Overhaul To Raise Claims Cost 32 Percent," The Associated Press, 3/26/13)

  • To Win Support For ObamaCare, "Obama Claimed That It Would Lower Costs, But "That's Not Shaping Up To Be The Case," As Premiums Are Increasing. "But to win support for the law, Obama claimed it would lower costs, improve the quality of care and not force anyone off their current health care plan. That's not shaping up to be the case. Premiums are rising, employer uncertainty is growing and voters aren't viewing the law favorably - with many not even aware of the frontloaded benefits already in place." (Josh Kraushaar, "Obama's Legacy: "A Health Care Law That Hurts His Party," National Journal , 5/2/13)

The Nonpartisan Society Of Actuaries Has Found That ObamaCare Will Increase Health Insurance Costs "By An Average Of 32 Percent Per Person." "The Society of Actuaries, a nonpartisan professional association, has issued a new report warning that the cost of medical claims in the new individual-insurance market could rise by an average of 32% per person over the first few years the law is in place, as more people with higher medical needs get coverage, and that the impact will be very different depending on the state. Medical bills are another key factor in determining premiums." (Louise Radnofsky, "Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums," The Wall Street Journal , 3/26/13)


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