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    Not to mention all the insurance companies are jacking up their rates and getting filthy rich off of it right now. He neglected to limit rate increases.

    One reason for the misplaced expectations may be that actuaries have been making worst-case assumptions, even as insurers—eyeing the prospects of so many new customers—have been calculating that it’s worth bidding low in order to gobble up market share. This would help explain why premium bids in several other states have proven similarly reasonable. “The premiums and participation in California, Oregon, Washington and other states show that insurers want to compete for the new enrollees in this market,” Gary Claxton, a vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, said via e-mail. “The premiums have not skyrocketed and the insurers that serve this market now are continuing.  The rates look like what we would expect for decent coverage offered to a standard population.”

    Lily Ledbetter...ooh pretty shiny. It's important but on a grand scale really doesn't hurt the agenda of greed. DADT was going to be gotten rid of sooner or later.  Gays in the military doesn't affect corporate greed, The gay rights agenda was about due to be accepted, the culture is changing. Not to mention if gays can marry etc, that's more money in the pockets of the states for licenses, more weddings that can be planned etc.

    What about the Obama administration failing to defend DOMA in court, and in fact, joining the lawsuit against DOMA?

    I can't believe someone who is a regular contributor to this site is this oblivious.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 03:13:49 AM PDT

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