How Much Will Obamacare Premiums Rise?

Vox: “Average Obamacare premiums will rise 8.2 percent next year, according to an analysis from PriceWaterhouseCoopers. That figure relies on the 29 states that have so far released premium data for 2015. It varies from state to state, as you can see in the map below.”

“An 8.2 percent increase in premiums would be slightly smaller than the hikes that happened before Obamacare.”


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  • Lorehead

    Glad to see Oregon premiums are expected to fall. A lot of people were worried that Moda was trying to corner the market.

  • Rex Remes

    Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to reduced health care expenditures?

    • Lumpenproletariat

      Pop quiz, is 8.2 less than 10?

      • Your quiz is too hard. Got any Where’s Waldo books?

        ~Average republican.

      • Rex Remes

        Yes … 8.2 is less than 10.

        Pop quiz for you. If something cost $100 last year. And now costs over $108 … then has its cost gone up or been reduced?

        • Lumpenproletariat

          If it was going to cost 110$ otherwise? It’s been reduced.

          I know, it’s hard to grasp, but you’ll get there.

          • PopTop

            Are those Washington DC flaps you have over your eyes? “going to cost” what the hell!!

          • Rex Remes

            Did Obama promise to reduce/slow the increase in healthcare costs or to reduce healthcare costs?

          • Rex Remes

            My question was: Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to reduced health care expenditures?

            Reduce expenditures does not mean to reduce future increases.

  • jjj-truthisalwaysthere

    there you go.. a misapplied, improperly discussed law, jammed through legislation for political gain…
    then omg? increases? but Saint Obama told us everything would be better.. lol
    “the 8% increase is slightly smaller than the hikes that happened before Obamacare” you mean less than the 9%+ increases that happened every year from 2010 when the law was passed until 2014 when it was “implemented” ?
    man, how much more do you democrats need to wake up and realize you made a *huge* mistake here…
    we have $17Trillion (with a ‘T’) debt.. with our *subsidized* (for you democrats, that means either our tax money or future debt) health care, how do you think that will affect our chances of becoming solvent?
    basically all of the ridiculously optimistic premises and calculations in this law which were expected to pay for this government shattering expense have already been shown to be unconsciously/ almost negligently optimistic and flawed.
    so do you think our initial signers will make it to medicare before Obamacare bankrupts the government?
    wow.. its amazing how much people can ignore right in front of their face when they really want to believe something.
    debate it all you want. ill bet anybody here $1T this law will eventually bankrupt our country or turn it into socialist society (is like most of Europe where most citizens cannot even afford cars)

  • jjj-truthisalwaysthere

    Rex, thats not a dig on you.. obviously youre one of the smarter ones who saw through this sham from the start.. my post is meant for those who argued so vehemently and vilified the republicans for trying to stop this travesty.
    im wondering if any of them will eventually be smart enough to realize that they should have been thanking the republicans from trying to stop this country from making such a *huge* mistake

  • jjj-truthisalwaysthere

    and thank all of you who posted here for making the same point i did in a much more discussion inducing demeanor.. i guess its kind of like raising kids.. we can keep telling them what we know as adults, but sometimes we have to watch them make mistakes, even if we have to share the pain and damages from the consequences when they come to roost..
    my last post was colored by the story of the doctor who gave birth to my son. he was a *fantastic* doctor who although he had a private practice and we were receiving low cost care made sure to help my girlfriend and i deliver a healthy baby boy then took the time to come visit in the hospital.
    he was one of the very good doctors and i was glad he was there for my son. after Obamacare was passed his practice was forced out of business as a result of Obamacare and he committed suicide (he wasnt the only doctor who did) as a result of Obamacare.
    he was a true loss to the medical profession. I’m sorry the republicans weren’t able to prevent this insanity which took his life. (im not going to post the link to his suicide here, but ill send it to anyone who wishes to send his family condolences)

    • Ross Gerard

      You’re arguments are no more genuine than those that you argue against. Making statements that you will bet a trillion dollars that this will bankrupt the country as proof of your confidence in your own statement. Well, hey, I bet 2 trillion that it won’t so i must be right. I can show you a nice little chart that shows how, going back 100 years, budget deficits have gone up under Republican presidencies and down during Democrat presidencies. And stating the country will turn socialist? I have bad news for you. We already are. That’s how you get your police and fire department, your roads and airports, which capitalism would not survive without it. You want to talk about Presidents lying or making claims that never came true? Don’t even get me started. Unless you have consistently criticized both sides, you’re nothing more than a partisan hack too. Pot, meet kettle. And when it comes to suicide, you have definitely overreached. You have no right nor business tying not only your own doctor, but other’s suicides to Obamacare. Anyone whoever commits suicide has to be struggling with severe demons. It may be one thing, but it may be others as well. And that person may very well tell you everything that is wrong in their life that is driving them to suicide, or they may leave some things out, or lie about it altogether. You’re very disrespectful for even having the balls to tie his suicide and others, to Obamacare. News flash: People killed themselves every day before the word Obamacare was ever invented. Lastly, and most important. Did Obama EVER even claim that he would lower premiums? YES HE DID! Hey JJJ, see how I did that? I told the truth. And guess what? Thousands of people are now getting affordable care at premiums that are lower than they could’ve gotten before, primarily due to pre-existing conditions. What he never said was that EVERYONE would get lower health care premiums. In fact he admitted up front that some would have to pay higher. The simple fact of the matter is, our health care system was one of the most broken systems in our economy. It is the largest single cause of personal bankruptcy in the nation. And he put into place a system to help slow that down. It’s working, and plain and simple, Republicans can’t handle. It took a Democrat to do it. If they had been smart, instead of fighting it tooth and nail,they would’ve embraced it and said, sure he did, because he stole a Republican idea. Which it was. But that’s how stupid Republicans are. Had a great opportunity to claim a great victory but instead pissed it away.

  • greggbracke

    With data not in from states with large populations, this is very premature information.

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