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Tennessee_Treader Wrote: Not to mention the significant premium increases that are coming next year. All of this to help ~10 million people? Sounds like a bad business alternative to me. Enjoy the premium increases next year:
You may want to look at this numbers a little deeper. Some states premiums went up while other states premiums went down or didn't change at all. And even in the states whose premiums went up, the actual dollar amount they went up is basically negligible.
You also are neglecting to factor in the tax credits that the vast majority of these people will get to help offset their monthly premiums. If you looked at the graph a little more critically, you would have noticed that the monthly premium for individuals who receive a tax credit is staying the EXACT SAME for every state other than New Mexico.
And everyone who is against this law is leaving out the fact that the states who have expanded Medicaid are doing a hell of a lot better than the ones who haven't. The states who didn't expand Medicaid out of spite are hurting their citizens. The states who did expand Medicaid are helping theirs.
It's easy to search for a document that looks like it backs up your point of view, but that isn't what this Kaiser paper does. Do you have any information on Bronze or Gold plan premiums? Or how many of those people on the Silver Plans have tax credits that hep offset their monthly premiums? That's where you will be able to actually see if people are financially unable to pay for their healthcare.
Sorry to break it to all of you haters, but Obamacare is the law of the land. You lost in 2010. You lost in 2012. And you lost in 2015. Get over it.