New York health plan costs down 50%

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/he...fb-share&_r=1&
    Individuals buying health insurance on their own will see their premiums tumble next year in New York State as changes under the federal health care law take effect, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday.

    Supporters of the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, credited the drop in rates to the online purchasing exchanges the law created, which they say are spurring competition among insurers that are anticipating an influx of new customers. The law requires that an exchange be started in every state.
    “Health insurance has suddenly become affordable in New York,” said Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president for health initiatives with the Community Service Society of New York. “It’s not bargain-basement prices, but we’re going from Bergdorf’s to Filene’s here.”
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    I sincerely hope they are correct and not just blowing smoke hoping people aren't paying attention.
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    If you believe that I got a bridge l like to sell you. It certainly is sad that Obama has chosen to not uphold the law and let the employer mandate not go into effect until (he says a year, lol). So all those people who would have been covered by their employers are bring forced to buy private or pay the fine. This is all a bunch of incredible bull...it's also unconstitutional, discrimination, and illegal. Unless he changed his mind...
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    He "evolved."
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    It was not my choice for making sure people get needed healthcare, but this is the latest PR: Obamacare in Three Words: Saving People Money | The White House
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    Quote from herring_RN
    It was not my choice for making sure people get needed healthcare, but this is the latest PR: Obamacare in Three Words: Saving People Money | The White House
    A nice little marketing campaign they have going on. Why are they continuing to try so hard to sell us this health reform bill? It's already the law. Maybe they need to make people believe it's going to save money before the next election cycle.
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    Quote from SC_RNDude
    A nice little marketing campaign they have going on. Why are they continuing to try so hard to sell us this health reform bill? It's already the law. Maybe they need to make people believe it's going to save money before the next election cycle.
    Perhaps they are trying to provide "equal" time for a perspective on the ACA other than the very negative one that is prevalent in the media and the conservative talking points.
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    I'm glad a granddaughter was able to go back on her parent's health insurance a year after college graduation. That way she could resign from Starbucks and teach part time in a private school while earning her masters at a top university.
    She was staying at Starbucks for the health insurance.

    Now she is teaching public school science. After turning 26 she needed a job with benefits. Her students are blessed to have her.
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    Proof Of Politics: Indiana Fudges Truth On Health Exchange Rates To Make Obamacare Look Bad - Forbes
    You see, while the states that have already released their projections have based their price expectations on what insurance company filings suggest will be the cost of a ‘Silver’ plan (the second least expensive option to be offered on the exchanges), Indiana decided to publish their projections based on a calculation that took all the levels of plans to be offered—ranging from the less expensive Bronze and Silver plan to the most expensive Gold and Platinum plans—and averaged them all together to come up with their projected rates.
    As Sy Mukherjee points out, “That’s like saying the average cost of a car in an Indiana dealership is $100,000 because it sells $20,000 Fords, $60,000 BMWs, and $220,000 Lamborghinis — technically true, but highly misleading.”

    It gets quite boring to read the lies spread by the GOP about ACA.
    the 113th Congress has done little except waste time and money with the 38, I think, votes against ACA. These had no chance of passage and continue to keep the politicians so busy that they cannot work on other issues that Americans want, like increase in minimum wage.

    Instead we read about the manipulation of numbers to try to prove something that does not exist. Other states where real math is used have shown the decreases to be real and large enough to make a difference for those people who will be purchasing insurance.
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    Proof Of Politics: Indiana Fudges Truth On Health Exchange Rates To Make Obamacare Look Bad - Forbes
    You see, while the states that have already released their projections have based their price expectations on what insurance company filings suggest will be the cost of a ‘Silver’ plan (the second least expensive option to be offered on the exchanges), Indiana decided to publish their projections based on a calculation that took all the levels of plans to be offered—ranging from the less expensive Bronze and Silver plan to the most expensive Gold and Platinum plans—and averaged them all together to come up with their projected rates.
    As Sy Mukherjee points out, “That’s like saying the average cost of a car in an Indiana dealership is $100,000 because it sells $20,000 Fords, $60,000 BMWs, and $220,000 Lamborghinis — technically true, but highly misleading.”

    It gets quite boring to read the lies spread by the GOP about ACA.
    the 113th Congress has done little except waste time and money with the 38, I think, votes against ACA. These had no chance of passage and continue to keep the politicians so busy that they cannot work on other issues that Americans want, like increase in minimum wage.

    Instead we read about the manipulation of numbers to try to prove something that does not exist. Other states where real math is used have shown the decreases to be real and large enough to make a difference for those people who will be purchasing insurance.

    Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans who buy every lie that is told about ACA, because they dislike the man that is this POTUS.
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