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'Obamacare' to Slash Individual New Yorkers' Health Insurance Rates By 50 Percent

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Wednesday that prices for individual health insurance policies are on the brink of plunging 50 percent or more thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:25 pm

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:14 pm
At last, something to refute all the bull snot that is put out there by tea partiers...many thanks, Carrie!

AntiTeapublican Progressive News (89)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:29 pm
Thank you for posting this. I get tired of all the LIES I see being out out there by the Tea Party republicans.

Gene J (290)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:24 pm
That is just a hoot. How on earth are the republican's and Faux Noise going to spin this news? Ignore it? Rant about all that money being wasted on insured people instead of going into the pockets of insurer's CEO's? Lmao...

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:26 pm
I am quite certain the Republicans hate this and that is making me very happy! New Yorkers are lucky people indeed!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:39 pm
There, see. It works just fine if you are willing to play nice. Of course it's a sweet deal for Texas and the other states that are rejecting exchanges. They get to "stand their ground" and thumb their noses at the President, the Feds have to provide exchanges for them, and all us taxpayers from Hawaii to Maine foot the bill.

David C (131)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:40 pm
wonderful, thanks.

Karen Martinez (17)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:01 pm
Good for the people of New York. With Obama Care, maybe local hospitals will not give me a hard time about my insurance when I go to get a mammogram. It's crummy insurance to begin with, and then the local hospitals give me grief. Almost wish I didn't pay so much for it every month.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:02 pm

Oh my, will the republican also protest this? Nah, didn't think so.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:02 pm
Good posting, thanks

Mary R (280)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:27 pm

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:56 pm
Seems to me we're between a rock and a hard place.




Laura H (964)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:01 pm
Where oh where are the tea baggers...?!

*chirp chirp chirp*

Adena Z (19)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:06 pm

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:17 pm
Well, Well, now here's something those Republicans can chew on!!! Now New York---let it continue far & wide!!!!! Thanks for this one so much Carrie!!!~

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:20 pm
And still the republicans are fighting the Affordable Care Act! Unconscionable!

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:27 pm
Are they something or what Carrie---they'll never stop carrying on-I think they just like to hear themselves TALK!!!--I know I try not to listen!~~ TY my dear friend!!~

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 1:11 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:26 am
The rates are not slashed by 50%, it's that they are subsidize 50%. Can anyone say Greece?

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:44 am

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 1:24 pm
It sounds good on the surface, but what are the details? How much of this reduction is paid for by subsidies? It is still a far cry from single payer or universal health care. there still is no public option and there still is a mandate to bail out the for profit health care system.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:04 pm

Mari 's (1356)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 3:52 pm
Awesome!!! :)

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
1. It hasn't happened yet.
2. We have yet to experience the impact of forcing the poorest to pay what they likely can ill-afford.
3. What is to stop the insurance industry from colluding to raise prices in the near future?
4. Can we really believe that the insurance companies will engage in 'competition' for very long?
Rockefeller once said, 'competition is evil', and guess which American dynasty has big investments in the insurance industry?

DORIS L (61)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:31 am

Carol H (229)
Friday July 19, 2013, 10:03 am
noted, thanks Carrie

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:56 pm
Noted. Kinda feels like we've been burned before, so I will wait until it actually happens to applaud. But, I will remain hopeful.
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