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  •  You're delusional (2+ / 0-)
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    We Won, Creosote

    The number of young people (young adults) getting insurance has increased thanks to the provisions that allow parents to cover their kids on their own insurance until age 26.

    And every estimate that I've seen shows tens of millions of folks gaining insurance coverage because of the ACA in coming years.

    While imperfect, the ACA is neither just a "giveaway to insurance companies" or a "government takeover of healthcare".

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 11:00:13 AM PDT

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    •  Nope.. sorry, you're wrong. (3+ / 0-)
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      Hatrax, ilex, burlydee

      Young Americans over the age of 26 get screwed under ACA - especially healthy males.  Some will see their premium rise by as much as 300%.  Of course, the benefits will be much better - but these are benefits these young, healthy people do not use.

      Even HHS has recently admitted premiums for individual plans will increase, some dramatically.

      See: Sebelius: Some Could See Insurance Premiums Rise

      I don't for a minute believe the estimates that uninsured numbers will shrink.  Costs are predicted to rise - by as much as 32% in the first few years according to actuaries.

      The subsidies will simply not be enough to help workers buy insurance - especially workers who will see their hours cut so their employers can avoid ACA requirements.

      •  I do mostly (2+ / 0-)
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        Hatrax, Bon Temps

        agree with your skepticism of ACA as a whole. But I think it is fair to argue that those under 26 who can stay on parents plan are one of the groups that may benefit from this plan.

        It is going to be interesting. I was concerned to read the other day that the exchanges are nowhere near ready.

        Also, know of a couple of companies considering dropping healthcare and paying fine. Just talk at this point, but they told me that the cost savings for them appeared to be significant.

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