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Offline happyg

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L.A. Times: ObamaCare Hits Middle Class With 30% Premium Spike
« on: October 29, 2013, 09:33:10 AM »
by John Nolte 

In his two successful presidential campaigns, Barack Obama won the State of California by huge margins. Now, according to the LA Times, the bill is coming due and it is socking middle class Californians in a brutal way. Not only are thousands losing the health care plans Obama promised they could keep, but the average middle class premium will spike 30%:

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Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don't like what they see.

These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market. Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years. …

But middle-income consumers face an estimated 30% rate increase, on average, in California due to several factors tied to the healthcare law.


This rate spike blindsiding the middle class is really nothing more than a tax increase to pay for Obama's goal to give everyone health insurance. Moreover, it is a brutal tax on those Obama said he would never increase taxes on: the middle class. 

In our shrinking economy where only Wall Street has benefited from Obama's policies, the last thing the middle class can deal with now is a 30% spike in their already-high health insurance premiums.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/10/28/la-times-obamacare-will-spike-premiums-30-percent

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Re: L.A. Times: ObamaCare Hits Middle Class With 30% Premium Spike
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 09:05:45 PM »
Much like when we were discussing the negative impact of ObamaCare on Summit County, CO, this story just breaks my heart.

California, 2008

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Nominee
Barack Obama   John McCain

Popular vote
8,274,473   5,011,781

Percentage
61.01%  36.95%

California, 2012:

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Nominee
Barack Obama   Mitt Romney

Popular vote
7,854,285   4,839,958

Percentage
60.24%   37.12%

Yep, their suffering just breaks my heart.
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Re: L.A. Times: ObamaCare Hits Middle Class With 30% Premium Spike
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 10:09:24 PM »
It's that 37% who are hurting and voted against Obama who are truly heart-breaking.

If only Obamacare wreaked its havoc on only those who voted for the punk...... **nononono*
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Re: L.A. Times: ObamaCare Hits Middle Class With 30% Premium Spike
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 10:29:11 PM »
It's that 37% who are hurting and voted against Obama who are truly heart-breaking.

If only Obamacare wreaked its havoc on only those who voted for the punk


Agreed, MusicLady, but CA is ObamaLand. Since we cannot separate the wheat from the chaff this disaster must fall on all.

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...for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.


Just so you know this doesn't make me happy. I was born and raised in CA but was wise enough to get out in the 70s. When I was a child I was referred to as a "prune picker" because I was that rare phenomenon, a native born Californian (this was after WWII when people flocked there). I loved my home state but now view it as I would a medical patient reaping the consequences of years and years of alcohol or drug abuse. I have compassion when it comes to his suffering but detached and resigned enough to recognize the cause.
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Re: L.A. Times: ObamaCare Hits Middle Class With 30% Premium Spike
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 11:05:58 PM »
It's that 37% who are hurting and voted against Obama who are truly heart-breaking.

If only Obamacare wreaked its havoc on only those who voted for the punk


Agreed, MusicLady, but CA is ObamaLand. Since we cannot separate the wheat from the chaff this disaster must fall on all.
 

Just so you know this doesn't make me happy. I was born and raised in CA but was wise enough to get out in the 70s. When I was a child I was referred to as a "prune picker" because I was that rare phenomenon, a native born Californian (this was after WWII when people flocked there). I loved my home state but now view it as I would a medical patient reaping the consequences of years and years of alcohol or drug abuse. I have compassion when it comes to his suffering but detached and resigned enough to recognize the cause.

Can't argue with you there, Cincinnatus.

CA is a mess, and its the voters who have made it that way.

(I still wish there were a way to have only Obama voters suffer under Obamacare!)
Character still matters.  It always matters.

May 3, 2016 - the day the Republican party left ME.  I am now without a Party, and quite possibly without a country.  May God have mercy!


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