Anybody who is surprised by this hasn't been paying attention.Obamacare Shocker: Premiums Could Double
This morning’s Wall Street Journal published its own analysis of premiums under Obamacare, and its conclusions will prompt shock—rate shock—among those who need to buy health insurance under the law’s new exchanges next year:
* Healthy consumers could see insurance rates double or even triple when they look for individual coverage under the federal health law later this year, while the premiums paid by sicker people are set to become more affordable, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of coverage to be sold on the law’s new exchanges. The exchanges, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, look likely to offer few if any of the cut-rate policies that healthy people can now buy, according to the Journal’s analysis.
When healthy people choose not to buy insurance or to buy inadequate insurance, then get sick or have an accident that racks up tens of thousands of dollars in care, the rest of us pay for their care. That's already happening.
Utilizing the conservative principle of making people take responsibly for themselves, the ACA includes the Republican idea of an individual mandate.
When people are required to take responsibility for themselves and buy adequate insurance, guess what? Their costs are going to go up. Big surprise.
BTW - when Heritage hired a white supremacist to write a distorted and dishonest analysis of immigration reform, whatever tiny shred of credibility they had left was erased. Quoting proven liars only embarrasses yourself. LOL!