Higher premiums, fewer benefits

Yep. That’s ObamaCare for you. Some actual comments from the official ObamaCare Facebook page:

  • “These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!”
  • “apparently I make to [sic] much at 8.55/hour to get subsidies”
  • “my old Plan: 100% coverage for $545 a month. New [ObamaCare] Plan: 80% Coverage for $945 a month”
  • A single mother of two said she is in school and working full-time while living “75% below the poverty level.” She said she was shocked to learn she did not qualify for a healthcare subsidy. “Are you F’ing kidding me????”

And that’s just from the few people who were actually able to connect to the system. Just imagine how many more complaints there will be when if they get it to run well enough for more than a handful people to connect.

Obamacare will cause higher premiums

Most states will see double-digit increases in individual health insurance premiums. That’s the estimate from a new report by the Society of Actuaries, a non-political group of professionals in the business of forecasting risks and costs.

ObamaCare turned three

Just over three years ago, March 23, 2010, ObamaCare was signed into law. Officially the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there is no evidence to support its title. The evidence instead indicates it will:

  • Increase insurance costs via new taxes
  • Cause 7 million to lose their current employer-paid coverage
  • Cause premiums to skyrocket
  • Cost people their jobs, or force them to part-time employment
  • Tax the middle-class – not just the “rich”
  • Add to the deficit
  • Cost more than promised
  • Exacerbate doctor shortages
  • Leave millions uninsured

All this by age three. And most of the law doesn’t take effect until 2014 or 2015.

Seven “firsts” for the U.S. economy

Via breitbart.com:

1. All-time record annual average gas price: In 2012, the average cost of a gallon of gas eclipsed the previous record by nine cents, bringing the annual average to $3.60.

2. All-time record food stamp participation: As of last month, for the first time in American history, 47,710,324 individuals — roughly one out of every seven people living in the United States — now receive food stamps.

3. All-time high youth unemployment: In the last four years, average youth unemployment eclipsed the previous record rising to 17.5% — the highest ever in recorded U.S. history.

4. All-time high number of Americans no longer in the labor force: Never before in U.S. history have so many been sidelined from the workforce. Today, a record 88,921,000 Americans are no longer a part of the U.S. labor force.

5. All-time record number of Americans collecting disability: Medical advancements and technological innovations have increased life expectancy and made workplaces safer. Still, the number of Americans collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has skyrocketed in the last four years. Today, a record 8,827,795 individuals collect a disability check averaging $1,130.34 a month.

6. All-time record number of Americans living in poverty: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a record 46.2 million people in America are living in poverty, the highest number in the 53 years that the Census Bureau has collected the figure.

7. All-time record U.S. debt: The last four years have exploded the U.S. debt to levels never seen before in American history. Presently, the United States is $16,400,000,000,000 in debt.

H/T GraniteGrok.com