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I have just received a letter from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (my health insurance). Letter states:

"We have requested from the Connecticut Department of Insurance a rate increase of up to 19% as your new monthly premium rate to be effective January 1, 2011."

I am an independent voter, I will vote Democrat or Republican. I just want to say THANK YOU OBAMA for your new health care plan, it really works! :mad:
 

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And how does a health plan that comes into play in three years effect your premium for 2011??

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maybe because the insurance companies were all against it so raising rates will have people up in arms about it so they can say they were right.... and besides they can use it for an excuse to make more profits, all they need is any reason they can use to convince people that was the cause.... at least it will be easy to convince half the population....
 

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You think insurance companies are dropping child coverage over nothing???

Of course the Obama health crap is making a lot go up just in case and increased profits will be liked by all ins cos.

My BCBS also is going up and I have never had a claim.

My hope is that we can get it abolished soon.

Eloquent speaker? Obama? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I am not sure why the increase. BUT, for five years I had no increase then Obama gets in office and last year they raised rates and again this year? I think they are trying to cover the costs for this new healthcare plan coming. 19% increase is huge!

I support Obama for backing EV cars, but his socialists background and the people that he installed in the White House has me wondering about his true intentions?

Politicians in whole are all scumbags, Lobbying should be a crime! :mad:
 

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Wow people love to have a point man to blame

The truth
9.8% unemployment less people working less people have health insurance, SO less profits "what to do" well of course Raise rates to compensate and we get to blame Obama Win Win and I hear clapping in the board room.

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What Obama should have done is price regulation first then improve benefits so these corporate babies don't have piss fits and raise rates in retaliation of not getting there way.

In the end having health care being a for profit business is going to screw us all, It wasn't always this way in the USA health care companies at one time were only not for profit style businesses.

It appears it has to get a lot worse before it can get better. If enough people lose there jobs and health care it'll be obvious whats going on, rates will go up to maintain profits until no one has health care. Then they will go under, man I hope the government doesn't bail them out.

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I doubt that will happen if there's one thing the health care industry knows how to do it's make money. The silly thing is it's not generally the insurers that have outrageous profit margins. It's the pharmaceutical companies. Everyone just really hates the insurance companies; because they're the one's that really try and screw us directly.

I'm not necessarily opposed to healthcare legislation, but this deformed thing that they passed is pretty awful in most respects.
 
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