Scary rate increases are here, and will get worse

By Tom Quiner

My health insurance went up $800 last year.

I just got word it’s going up another $1000 this year.

According to a report in the AP today, it’s going to get worse:

The nation’s big health insurers say they expect premiums — or the cost for insurance coverage — to rise from 20 to 100 percent for millions of people due to changes that will occur when key provisions of the Affordable Care Act roll out in January 2014.

Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna Inc., one of the nation’s largest insurers, calls the price hikes “premium rate shock.”

“We’ve done all the math, we’ve shared it with all the regulators, we’ve shared it with all the people in Washington that need to see it, and I think it’s a big concern,” Bertolini said during the company’s annual meeting with investors in December.

Obamacare is going to hurt a whole bunch of people bad.


  1. doctorjohn on March 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Health Insurance Premiums are not all that’s going up because of Obama Care.

    How about the 2.3% Excise Tax on medical devices and, believe it or not………Sporting Goods.

    Check it out:

    • quinersdiner on March 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm


      • doctorjohn on March 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

        It’s all going to hit the fan and people need to understand that it all should fall on Obama and the Democrats.
        The Media will play it differently so it’s up to alternative media including us.
        If the Democrats take the House back in 2014 it’s all over.

        • quinersdiner on March 15, 2013 at 6:34 am

          It is going to hit the fan. I’m afraid it’s really go be damaging to the country.

  2. mlb1315Mike Beard on March 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Liberals will NEVER, I repeat, NEVER, admit that Obamacare was a mistake.

    • quinersdiner on March 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

      You are probably right.

  3. justturnright on March 16, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Obamacare will be our undoing. I’m working on a post for next week on an alternative, but regardless we need to keep pushing against this blatant theft of our Constitution and freedom.

    And include lots and lots of prayer.

    • quinersdiner on March 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Agreed. I look forward to reading your alternative.