Premiums for family health plans hit ...

Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

There are 14 comments on the Poughkeepsie Journal story from Sep 11, 2012, titled Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745. In it, Poughkeepsie Journal reports that:

WASHINGTON -- It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year.

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Sep 11, 2012
Even if this is the smallest increase in years, t is still a lot.

My income hasn't gone up 1%, and I'm lucky I have income.
Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#2 Sep 11, 2012
Insurance companies are entirely at fault for the nation's unaffordable healthcare. How can a wal mart worker making less than $10 an hour afford those premiums. Many Americans survive on less than what greedy insurance companies charge for premiums. In an immoral for profit health care system everyone loses!
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#3 Sep 11, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
Even if this is the smallest increase in years, t is still a lot.
My income hasn't gone up 1%, and I'm lucky I have income.
There's a lot of fat to be trimmed from this beast. The biggest part is the uninsureds' health care costs borne by the insured and even Romneycare recognizes that it's got to go.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#4 Sep 11, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Insurance companies are entirely at fault for the nation's unaffordable healthcare. How can a wal mart worker making less than $10 an hour afford those premiums. Many Americans survive on less than what greedy insurance companies charge for premiums. In an immoral for profit health care system everyone loses!
For profit health care has a lot in common with for profit sex.
Mothra

United States

#5 Sep 11, 2012
"I also have a health care plan that would save the average family $2500 on their premiums.

Barack Obama, May 2008
Gravediggers

United States

#6 Sep 11, 2012
And Obama RAIDED Medicare of $716 BILLION!

Hey, Bill Clinton if you are so smart where's the $716 billion Obama put BACK into Medicare? HE DIDN'T! It's STILL in ObamaCare!

Obama STOLED the $716 BILLION from Medicare and put it into ObamaCare, and then he called it 'cost neutral...not a penny had to be budgeted to pay for implementing ObamaCare! The nerve, the LIAR!

YEAH, that's because Obama DRAINED it from Medicare

and people, who must be math handicapped, can't figure out that when Obama TAKES $716 BILLION from the Medicare program, he is not prompting Medicare.

Obama is ROBBING MEDICARE, right in front of SENIORS' eyes! It's the deaf, blind you can't hear and see what is happening.
Mothra

United States

#7 Sep 11, 2012
-- for those who'll claim it wasn't a major promise Obama made.

"$2500 per family per year"

20 Promises for $2,500

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2010/03...

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#8 Sep 11, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
And Obama RAIDED Medicare of $716 BILLION!
Hey, Bill Clinton if you are so smart where's the $716 billion Obama put BACK into Medicare? HE DIDN'T! It's STILL in ObamaCare!
Obama STOLED the $716 BILLION from Medicare and put it into ObamaCare, and then he called it 'cost neutral...not a penny had to be budgeted to pay for implementing ObamaCare! The nerve, the LIAR!
YEAH, that's because Obama DRAINED it from Medicare
and people, who must be math handicapped, can't figure out that when Obama TAKES $716 BILLION from the Medicare program, he is not prompting Medicare.
Obama is ROBBING MEDICARE, right in front of SENIORS' eyes! It's the deaf, blind you can't hear and see what is happening.
You must work for a medical 'insurance' company; because it was removed from their profit column. It will not affect care at all.
It was waste.
Les Claypool

Fairfield, CT

#9 Sep 11, 2012
If you think it's expensive now just wait until Obamacare welcomes 20 million new freeloaders into the system. The types who will milk any and all welfare systems for all they can for generations. The malpractice lawyers must be salivating at the prospect of so many new customers.

Doctors, insurance companies and hospitals are just trying to stay in business. They provide a service that I personally want to be second to none. But soon a visit to the doctor will be much like a visit to the DMV. Those with the means will be flying to other countries for treatment. All of the liberal Hollywood elitists have been doing it for years.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#10 Sep 11, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>There's a lot of fat to be trimmed from this beast. The biggest part is the uninsureds' health care costs borne by the insured and even Romneycare recognizes that it's got to go.
I don't know if it is the biggest, but it is right up there.

A number of hospitals here went out of business, bankrupt, beause they could not transfer enough of their 'uninsured expenses' or losses, onto paying customers.

My new fear is that people from the backward states will come here, and apply for the higher quality care provided in the states that respect their citizens.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#11 Sep 11, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
Even if this is the smallest increase in years, t is still a lot.
My income hasn't gone up 1%, and I'm lucky I have income.
Don't fret over it. Ryans voucher will pay it.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#12 Sep 11, 2012
So that leaves ONLY $5,055 left for the entire family to live on for a full year.(assuming a $10/hr pay rate)
TBagger Vance

United States

#13 Sep 11, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know if it is the biggest, but it is right up there.
A number of hospitals here went out of business, bankrupt, beause they could not transfer enough of their 'uninsured expenses' or losses, onto paying customers.
My new fear is that people from the backward states will come here, and apply for the higher quality care provided in the states that respect their citizens.
...once again Clueless and Nutz
Honor

United States

#14 Sep 11, 2012
Wow

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