I'm just beyond sick about this.
As I have said in many threads, here on BG, Obamacare has screwed us, is screwing us and will screw us some more.
Back in 2009, I aquired my own policy, just to cover me. The rate was $215 a month. I have received regular increases, every six months since then and now my premium is a WHOPPING $711 a month. Not only has my rate increased, my co-pays, deductible and office visits have doubled. Some meds are no longer covered at all.
Obama and company have made sure that the average American cannot afford to pay their policy premiums. For some, these premium increases are the difference between making a car payment...or not, putting gas in your car (which is also a screw job)...or not. Putting healthy food on the table...or not. Between inflation, tax increases and insurance premium hikes, I LITERALLY have gone from having some cushion, to watching every single penny that I spend. I will not be able to stimulate the economy to buy a new car (mine's 12 years old and is currently getting repaired (to the tune of $2,500), because I annot afford a car payment. I MUST fix the one I have because $2,500 is a hellava lot cheaper than buying a new one, making payments and paying even MORE in insurance, because new cars are far more expensive to insure.
Share your insurance rate hikes with me! Misery loves company!
Here are a few articles, addressing the woes of Obamacare and every (crappy) thing that comes with it.