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Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    Uh for a long time before ACA, my premiums on my group plan averaged 15% increase a year. After: the raise was 3%. Yes, costs go up, but not nearly as much. The cheapest accounts btw are the ones going up that 22-25%. And there’s more people covered, and at reasonable cost, and the insurance companies still have guaranteed prime profits.

  2. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, about 9 hours ago

    Wait a minute… This can’t be true. Can it? President Obama promised, repeatedly, that if we like our doctor, we could keep our doctor. He promised, repeatedly, that premiums would be reduced by $2500 per year… Hmmmm, could it be that HE LIED!!!

  3. mshefler

    mshefler said, about 9 hours ago

    You can blame it on the insurance companies. They can raise prices to whatever the market will bear. The ACA has no way whatsoever. And as long as you’re blaming the insurance companies. you can blame the Republicans for not supporting a single payer system.

  4. mikema50

    mikema50 said, about 8 hours ago

    And states that accepted federal subsidies will see those rise to meet some or most of the increase.

  5. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago


    Facts. Republicans. You don’t see a problem there?

  6. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago


    And why was it the Republicans didn’t want a competing government system to force prices down? “Because the private insurance companies can’t compete”. Which was the wordy way of saying “government run is cheaper”.

  7. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 7 hours ago

    Depends on where you live: States with little competition (Thank you, RepubliCons!) get the 25% boosts. California will be 7%; Massachusetts more like 5%. Why is that? If you have people actively BLOCKING good government, it’s simply what you’re gonna get. You want a ‘revolution’? Vote out the RepubliCons.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago


    To be fair, most of the Democrats, including Clinton and Kaine, don’t support single payer. Obama himself took it off the negotiating table the first chance he got in favor of a Republican devised corporate giveaway from 30 years ago.

  9. ed27

    ed27 said, about 6 hours ago


    He took it off the table because he couldn’t get it passed. Too many senators owned by big insurance.

  10. ODon

    ODon said, about 6 hours ago


    You’ve always had the option to keep your doctor. All you had to do was pay your doctor. Not all docs are signed up with all insurance carriers and there is the catch.

  11. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago


    Exactly like all private HMO’s and health insurance – oh, wait, the ACA IS private health insurance. Gee, and here you’d think it was some government run system, rather than just open competition across state lines.

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 5 hours ago

    Hmmm, price increases by the private health insurance companies. Well, now is another chance to blame President Obama for that.


    Time to vote out the republicans and urge a single payer system. Will that happen, not as long as the rich rich have our government in their greedy hands.

  13. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago


    Exactly. And there were a couple of times that my share of the premiums on my Employer supplied insurance went up by 50%.Followed by the company renegotiating the plan for lower benefits at a somewhat lower cost.Blaming Obama for your insurance increases is like blaming Bush for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(i.e. some input, but it was happening anyway)

  14. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago


    Could it be the for-profit insurance companies lied? No, capitalists who only think of themselves and not their customers? That couldn’t be true! Could it?

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 hours ago

    The PPACA was badly flawed from the get-go and not for most of the BS reasons shown in this forum.

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