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Bryan Preston

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May 31, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Californians stand to pay huge health care increases next year thanks to ObamaCare. Raise your hand if you’re surprised. Yeah, me either.

If you’re a 25 year old male non-smoker, buying insurance for yourself, the cheapest plan on Obamacare’s exchanges is the catastrophic plan, which costs an average of $184 a month. (By “average,” I mean the median monthly premium across California’s 19 insurance rating regions.)

The next cheapest plan, the “bronze” comprehensive plan, costs $205 a month. But in 2013, on eHealthInsurance.com (NASDAQ:EHTH), the median cost of the five cheapest plans was only $92.

In other words, for the typical 25-year-old male non-smoking Californian, Obamacare will drive premiums up by between 100 and 123 percent.

Under Obamacare, only people under the age of 30 can participate in the slightly cheaper catastrophic plan. So if you’re 40, your cheapest option is the bronze plan. In California, the median price of a bronze plan for a 40-year-old male non-smoker will be $261.

But on eHealthInsurance, the median cost of the five cheapest plans was $121. That is, Obamacare will increase individual-market premiums by an average of 116 percent.

For both 25-year-olds and 40-year-olds, then, Californians under Obamacare who buy insurance for themselves will see their insurance premiums double.

ObamaCare: Even if you like your money, you can’t keep it.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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It will interesting to watch the IRS go into east LA or Imperial Beach to try and collect those premiums from the "citizens" who forgot to pay for their healthcare...I don't recall if kevlar vests are covered under his plan, but they'll need them.
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Rush Limbaugh is correct as usual. The Affordable Care Act is designed to make healthcare insurance so unaffordable that people are forced to go to the state owned and operated healthcare system. That was Obama's plan from the get go.
46 weeks ago
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Well, someone has to pay the health coverage for the more than 6 million illegal aliens in CA. One can not expect those sucking on the public teat to pay their "fair share". It would be contrary to the Marxist philosophy rampaging through the dim cabal.
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Let's shii tcan this thing and start over...geez nobody really knows what's in it, so they can't honestly support it or honestly contest it. Its like the President himself, a totally unknown quantity.
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As bad as the higher costs are, the real tragedy is going to be the way the bureaucrats get to hide behind the rules to duck the issue of people's suffering.

It's happening now per the case of Sarah Murnaghan: http://blog.billlawrenceonline.com/2013/06/02/obama-sebelius-wont-save-sarah.aspx
46 weeks ago
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I can't afford that!, I live paycheck to paycheck. how much is the penalty? I think I'd rather just pay the penalty.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
It will interesting to watch the IRS go into east LA or Imperial Beach to try and collect those premiums from the "citizens" who forgot to pay for their healthcare...I don't recall if kevlar vests are covered under his plan, but they'll need them.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
Rush Limbaugh is correct as usual. The Affordable Care Act is designed to make healthcare insurance so unaffordable that people are forced to go to the state owned and operated healthcare system. That was Obama's plan from the get go.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
Well, someone has to pay the health coverage for the more than 6 million illegal aliens in CA. One can not expect those sucking on the public teat to pay their "fair share". It would be contrary to the Marxist philosophy rampaging through the dim cabal.
46 weeks ago
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Politico, backed by a Harvard professor says the premiums for a 25 year old will go up as much as 2% and possibly drop by up to 29%.

Who is lying here? These scare tactics aren't going to change reality. Outside of the bubble awaits this reality.
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I hate to say this but is this Obamacare targeting more on the illegal immigrants that are here in CA that need assistance from the state. Do not really agree on this Obamacare if it would double my premiums. Everyone should petition this Lunacy to stop Specially if it benefits more to all the illegal immigrants than all US citizens.
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