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Obamacare Directly Causing Health Insurance Premiums to Rise

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By JAVIER MANJARRES

Who says Obamcare isn’t already affecting Americans’ bottom line? President Obama’s Obamacare ‘big flinch’ was by design, and aimed specifically at taking away the key argument that Republicans will use against Democrats in the 2014 mid term elections-small businesses will be hurt by the healthcare law.

Senator Marco Rubio echoes what his colleague Ted Cruz and other Republican and conservative officials are saying, in that “ObamaCare is a disaster in progress that will hurt job creators and those looking for work. The solution to ObamaCare is not to delay the day when the Internal Revenue Service comes after struggling American businesses who cannot afford to provide Washington mandated health coverage. The solution is to repeal it entirely.”

Since Obamacare’s inception, millions of Americans, who had once  benefited from the low premiums that health insurance companies had offered, are now seeing their premiums gradual rise, as these same companies are beginning realize the increasing costs involved with the full implementing of Obama’s disastrous healthcare law.


Consumers are not alone, Doctors and medical facilities are also feeling the pinch, as the healthcare insurance companies continue to trim spending by denying tests, procedures and services.

Over the past 2 years, I have personally seen my health insurace premium almost double, and now my carrier is finally admitting that the rise in my healthcare insurance premium is a direct  result of Obamacare.

Look at the letter I received a couple of weeks ago from Florida Blue, aka Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

“We want to let you know that your health care coverage will be effected by the health care reform law taking effect in January”-Florida Blue

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To add insult to injury, literally, Florida Blue has just denied an MRI my Orthopedic surgeon prescribed for my left knee. Nice.

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators.

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  • DebraP

    Gone are the days when paying healthcare premiums meant that your healthcare (doctor visits, lab tests, medicine) was going to be affordable. Also gone are the days when your family doctor actually didn’t need one himself…I’ve had the same doctor for nearly twenty years and for the first time, he was actually in a very bad mood. Seeing him like that really concerns me because he’s the one I turn to but seeing him like that almost makes me afraid to go to him.

    • Luke Thomas

      Before Obamacare I had to pay deductibles for routine tests. For $400 a month (a single person with no health problems, no medications), I had a $2,500 deductible. This was about three years ago. Even a routine cholesterol screen was about $250. I routine exam with labs would cost me out of pocket about $350 and I still had to pay $400 a month for my insurance premiums. Now with Obamacare the routine exams are FREE. I can even get a colonoscopy for FREE – that’s about a $2,500 test. My health insurance has been sharply rising even without Obamacare. I know this because I had private health insurance since 1999. So don’t blame Obamacare for this. It’s going to rise even without it.

      • http://twitter.com/freebookanon Freebook

        Which health insurance provider do you work for?

      • Amy

        It isn’t “FREE”, it is included in the price of the premium, which will go up. Nothing is free.

      • dj1darrell

        just wait till the doctors leeave your exchange,ha ha

  • John Henke

    Health insurance from its creation has never been more than a Ponzi scheme. Obongo care is just the insurance racketeers last big cash grab before the economy implodes.

    I can’t imagine how anybody could believe the B-S issuing forth from Obongos mouth on this subject. Even the dumbest Obongoloid listening must have had to wonder how this will work. Nobody is that stupid are they? Of course the premiums are going through the roof. Look what happened to car insurance when it became “mandatory”. The costs sky rocketed. I’d love to have a business where I could just bribe politicians into criminalizing anyone who didn’t buy my stuff no matter what I charged.

    The Three branches of the federal “government” are the banking cartel, Wall Street and the insurance racket. They are all intertwined and pretty much the reason “government” does everything that it does. These are the three heads of the hydra that is eating America and much of the world today.

    The economy is a house of cards made up of a few million cards. Nobody knows which card will slip and bring the whole thing down, not even the criminals building this house, but for a fact it will come down. Maybe then we will have a chance to clean out our nation.

  • Luke Thomas

    Blue Cross Blue Shield jacked up my prices and I literally have no health problems and on no medications. THIS WAS WAY BEFORE OBAMACARE – about three years ago I dropped BCBS because every six months they jacked up the price another $80 for no other reason than that they could. Please don’t blame Obamacare for the rise in health insurance because you know it’s GOING TO HAPPEN with or without Obamacare. You all need to be fair about this.

    • John Henke

      That is true, insurance is a Ponzi scheme and requires taking in more and paying out less, but Obongo care is like attaching a supercharger to an engine. Now we can be going really fast when we go over the cliff.

  • Florida Jim

    We were warned by the Tea Party and we ignored them and allowed the sleazy media to tell us what Obama wanted us to think, once again. The media has done that several times for Obama with Fast & Furious Mexican gun running, IRS, DOJ, FBI, Benghazi, AP, Fox News, DHS, EPA, Susan rice, Sandra Fluke, … on and on we have been played for fools by Obama and his media. If the media were honest Obama would be impeached and the 4th of July would be out happiest day in the last 5 years.

  • DebraP

    Basically, whenever Obama opens his mouth and points his finger, companies react because it means their expenses are going to increase (due to more regulations) and some of those increase in costs for instance, insurance premiums, are shifted to employees. Obamacare has created and will continue to create a lot of uncertainty, companies don’t know how much it’s going to cost them on top of all the other new laws/regulations the Obama Regime put in since coming to power.

    Fact is, whenever Obama opens his mouths or shakes a finger, We The People get screwed! Even the Dems know Obamacare is a train wreck waiting to happen so want it delayed.

  • SigEp07

    Premiums have always gone up year to year but my health care costs have doubled in the last year. Omamcare is a curse upon the land it only increases costs to the point that insurance is worthless. Maybe that is the goal. have everybody drop insurace and go to a single payer (government run) system.

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  • Amy

    Our premium went up 42%, from $290 to over $400. It had been creeping up, but 42% is insane. We have to down shift from Kaiser to some crappy HMO, so yeah, I can’t afford to keep my doctor. I did find out the hormone therapy for transgender individuals is now covered. I am sure that is a dictate from Obamacare. I want a plan that does not offer transgender hormone therapy, crazy that I have to pay for that crap with my premiums. I am sure Obamacare mandates this.