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Designer of Romney, Obama Health Care Laws Says Premiums Will Increase

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by carpro, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2004
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    Designer of Romney, Obama Health Care Laws Says Premiums Will Increase

    Medical insurance premiums in the United States will continue to rise, according the chief architect of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber, who also devised former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s statewide health care reforms, is backtracking on an analysis he provided the White House in support of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, informing officials in three states that the price of insurance premiums will dramatically increase under the reforms.


    “As a consequence of the Affordable Care Act,” President Obama said in September 2010, ”premiums are going to be lower than they would be otherwise; health care costs overall are going to be lower than they would be otherwise.”

    Gruber’s new reports are in direct contrast Obama’s words—and with claims Gruber himself made in 2009.
  2. glfredrick

    glfredrick New Member

    Aug 5, 2010
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    No kidding... :tonofbricks:

    The purpose of Obamacare was not to save any money. It can't and EVERYONE knows it. The purpose was to give government control over who GETS care and benefits when the money runs out, which will be sometime in the next 15 or so years and perhaps sooner than that at the rate we are going bancrupt as a society.

    The two biggest spending issues facing our federal government are social security and medicare/medicaid. They have upped the disbursement for both with impunity and have neglected to care at all about the current population demographic that indicates that the number of people PAYING INTO the system will be insuficcient to cover even basic costs within 15 years. There will be a 2 for 1 level of payer to payee ratio and virtually no individual can afford that level, especially when close to half of our citizens pay no federal income tax at all.

    SO... A means was needed by which our government could reduce the number of persons collecting. Best and most simple answer? Cut down on the number of retired persons collecting the benefits. Kill two birds (pun definitely intended) with one stone, stop funding medical benefits, see some elderly die earlier and also solve some of the SS problems.

    Not sure if this is the reason? Just wait and see...