Saturday, November 15, 2014

Major Update for All GOPers: ACA (Obama-care) is Working, So, Please STFU

GOP: One Note Party 
(Repeal Obama-care)

GOP: Obama-care Kills Business
(look at this insurance industry growth)

GOP: Obama-care Not Helping Needy Americans

GOP: Obama-care Wrecking the Industry
(look at this expansion)

GOP: Obama-care Hurts Seniors
(one huge oops)

The Proof in the Pudding

Update of the following post: 

For the second year in a row, Obama-care premiums are lower than anticipated and millions of Americans can expect to find affordable health insurance options during the second open enrollment period. Story and key points from here:

  1. Analysis of 2015 premium rates for the individual market in states with Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces shows that premiums will increase by an average of only 3.9 percent from 2014 to 2015, and that average is for individual coverage for the 27-to-40 year old across all plans in each metal level in each state and weighted by each state’s enrollment by metal level in 2014.
  2. Silver plans for example, which is the most popular type of plan in 2014, will increase even less only about 3.45 percent on average. While there is wide variation around the average growth in different geographic areas, the low national average is a testament to the popularity and affordability of the health insurance plans on the exchanges. That is where more than 7 million Americans purchased health insurance in 2014. 
  3. Increased competition in the exchanges (Note: about 25 percent more issuers will offer plans via the state exchanges in 2015 than in 2014), and that has helped keep premiums low. Some of the nation’s biggest insurers will now be participating in the exchanges for the first time as the market place expands and they see opportunities. 
  4. To put this small premium increase into perspective an average increase of 3.9 percent is much less than historical premium growth (one of the main reasons for the ACA in the first place: reduce rising costs). For example, from 2008 to 2010, the national average rate of premium increase was 10.9 percent, which is 179 percent greater than the increase between 2014 and 2015.
This is clearly proof positive that the ACA is working as predicted. Now it moves forward even better to convince more people that it is a good deal for the insured and the country.

Naturally, this good news ticks off the GOP – really big time. Yeah, big time which was the phrase Dick Cheney used when he responded to when George W. Bush called a New York Times reporter seen in the crowd (at a 2000 rally) a “… major-league asshole.”  Yeah, that kind of big time bunch of a-holes.  

Original post starts from here. 

The GOP's biggest fear: They can't stand the reality in fact that despite all their crap since January 20, 2009, that Mr. Obama is in fact succeeding, and this much-needed health care proves the point. His successes, even with the up's and down's, undermines the GOP basic philosophy and old stale party line BS, and they can't stand it.

Click on this link to the access the interactive map above ... then click on your state and then other data from the pull down windows ... 

Stark evidence. B/L: how can the GOP constantly ignore the hard facts and continue the same old line of attack? Um... they keep relying in fear as their main product ... this past midterm results may shore up their hopes .... but the rest of us hope the truth prevails. Thanks for stopping by.

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