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    Health insurers in Florida request premium hikes as high as 71%

    We warned you this was coming and here it is.

    Obamacare is jacking up their premiums and before you say it has anything to do with Trump the insurers themselves say this has been going on since 2015.

    Lack of insurers is the problem.

    And while the democrats are intent to block and fix the republicans have they are not offering up any of their own plans to correct it.

    What a failure this legislation is.

    Obamacare plan premiums may increase an average of 45 percent in Florida next year due to health care insurers rate hike requests,*according*to Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation.

    There are*six*insurers in Florida selling plans on and off the exchanges in 2018 including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Celtic Insurance Company, Florida Health Care Plan, Health First Commercial Plans, Health Options, and Molina Healthcare of Florida.

    Molina Healthcare requested the highest rate increase of 71.2 percent. Individuals with this coverage can expect their monthly premium to increase from $402 to $688.

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield requested a 38.1 percent increase, Celtic Insurance Company requested a 46.1 percent increase, Florida Health Care Plan requested a 26.5 percent increase, Health First Commercial Plans requested a 39.3 percent increase, and Health Options requested a 36 percent increase.

    The Florida office*notes*declining insurer participation since 2015. In that year there were 21 participating insurers. In 2016 there were 19, in 2017 there were 14, and in 2018 there are 9, which includes the companies that participate off exchange. They also report there will be 42 counties in their state that will only have one health insurer participating on the exchange.
    Health insurers in Florida request premium hikes as high as 71% | Fox News
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    We warned you this was coming and here it is.

    Obamacare is jacking up their premiums and before you say it has anything to do with Trump the insurers themselves say this has been going on since 2015.

    Lack of insurers is the problem.

    And while the democrats are intent to block and fix the republicans have they are not offering up any of their own plans to correct it.

    What a failure this legislation is.



    Health insurers in Florida request premium hikes as high as 71% | Fox News
    Insurers have asked for rate hikes before ACA...and will after ACA.

    It is up to a state's insurance commissioner set rate increases. Or it used to be...

    Florida GOP to blame for health insurance rate hikes | TheHill
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    Moneygrabbing price-gougers.

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    It's Trump's fault, it was suppose to be fixed already. ART OF THE DEAL MY ASS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    It's Trump's fault, it was suppose to be fixed already. ART OF THE DEAL MY ASS.
    The question is why the democrats passed a broken bill in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    We warned you this was coming and here it is.

    Obamacare is jacking up their premiums and before you say it has anything to do with Trump the insurers themselves say this has been going on since 2015.

    Lack of insurers is the problem.

    And while the democrats are intent to block and fix the republicans have they are not offering up any of their own plans to correct it.

    What a failure this legislation is.



    Health insurers in Florida request premium hikes as high as 71% | Fox News
    It is absolutely not the fault of Obamacare for these insurance rates going up. It is the uncertainty in the marketplace that is causing these surges. It is the Republicans fault for not replacing Obamacare that is causing this problem. It is uncertainty in the marketplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Sands View Post
    It is absolutely not the fault of Obamacare for these insurance rates going up. It is the uncertainty in the marketplace that is causing these surges. It is the Republicans fault for not replacing Obamacare that is causing this problem. It is uncertainty in the marketplace.

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    Yes and no. We have been having double digit hikes for the entire time here in NH since the ACA. Also cant keep insurers up here in a tiny state to save our lives. People are really getting fed up. I am starting to think single payer could fly easier now than before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Sands View Post
    It is the Republicans fault for not replacing Obamacare that is causing this problem.
    ???????

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    It has to be connected to unions some way, they are jacking the price of healthcare to pay enormous union wages....uh huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Yes and no. We have been having double digit hikes for the entire time here in NH since the ACA. Also cant keep insurers up here in a tiny state to save our lives. People are really getting fed up. I am starting to think single payer could fly easier now than before.
    Good man. In Seattle Medicare pays for one of six private insurance plans. It works great. You are treated with the dignity that you have when you have private health insurance. You're treated the same as ever everybody else. Generally when the states implemented Obamacare they f***** it up. In Texas you have the choice of three different plans. One gold plan, one silver plan, one bronze plan. Well it turns out that the bronze plan is $50 a month, I'm at the 200 for the gold plan. Medicare did not pay the premium and poor people cannot afford $50 a month when they don't even have a job. I tell you now if I ever send anything before the Republicans f***** up Obamacare.

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