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premiums have risen more after Obamacare than the
average premium increases over the eight years
before it became law, according to the private
health exchange eHealthInsurance.
market for health insurance has seen premiums rise
by 39 percent since February 2013, eHealth reports.
Without a subsidy, the average individual premium is
now $274 a month. Families have been hit even harder
with an average increase of 56 percent over the same
period — average premiums are now $663 per family,
over $426 last year.
Between 2005 and 2013,
average premiums for individual plans increased 37
percent and average family premiums were upped 31
percent. So they have risen faster under Obamacare
than in the previous eight years.
important caveat is that eHealth’s prices don’t
include subsidies, so the prices for anyone earning
between 100 and 400 percent of the federal poverty
level will be lower. The Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) has repeatedly claimed patients
will pay as little as $18 per month, without noting
the taxpayer cost.
Premiums are being hiked
across the board for several reasons, but the
biggest contributor is
the Obama administration’s highly touted “essential
health benefits,” services that insurers on and off
provide. Some benefits, such as emergency and
laboratory services, are uncontroversial. But
others, like maternity, newborn and pediatric
services, are causing headaches for huge swaths of
the population that don’t need them. Anyone past
childbearing age, single men, the infertile, even
nuns — their premiums are rising as well, because
their plans must, by law, provide more services.
premiums aren’t the only key to health care costs —
deductibles and out-of-pocket costs like co-pays are
also rising. When it comes to employer health plans
alone, four out of five U.S. companies have
increased deductibles or are considering doing so.
Sues to Block Bizarre "Global Warming" EPA Rules
lawsuit says science behind 'global warming' claims is junk, discredited
The state of Texas today
sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a federal appeals court
in Washington DC, claiming four new regulations imposed by the EPA are
based on the 'thoroughly discredited' findings of the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change and are 'factually flawed,' 1200 WOAI news
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the rules are illegal and if
imposed, will cost Texans in higher energy costs and tens of thousands of
"The state explained that the IPCC, and therefore the EPA, relied on
flawed science to conclude that greenhouse emissions endanger public
health and welfare," Abbott said. "Because the Administration predicated
its Endangerment Finding on the IPCC's questionable facts, the state is
seeking to prevent the EPA's new rules, and the economic harm that will
result from these regulations, from being imposed on
Texas employers, workers, and
The IPCC has become the target of criticism from other climate
scientists, with numerous revelations of sloppy research, junk science,
and allegations of cronyism, lack of transparency, and attempts to
suppress contradictory opinions in the research which contributed to the
IPCC's 2007 findings.
"The IPCC had the objectivity, reliability, and propriety of its
scientific assessments called into question after a scandal erupted late
last year," Abbott said.
One of the rules imposed by the EPA would extend clean air regulations
to the tailpipes of personal cars and trucks, but Abbott says the
pollutants which the EPA aims to restrict by this rule aren't even found
in internal combustion vehicles.
One of the rules, the so called 'Tailoring Rule,' would require that all
Texas clean air regulations be 'tailored' to match federal rules by
January 2, 2011, or the US EPA will impose it's rules on Texas.
"Today's court filings challenge the EPA's attempts to ignore federal
law, impose their federally mandated deadlines and force
Texas to spend millions of
dollars advancing the Administration’s regulatory agenda," Abbott said.