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September 5, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wishful thinking

Wishful thinking

Dear Editor,

I hate to break the bad news to Mr. Tilly (“Obamacare is good for the nation,” Letters to the Editor, Aug. 30) but his blind faith in all things Democrat and Obama does not make the Affordable Care Act affordable.

Maybe his figures are a small snapshot of what he is seeing in small-town America but the tsunami called Obamacare is about to hit every social-economic class in this country in the gut. Health insurance policy holders across the country can expect letters from their providers notifying them of “staggering” rate increases, some even approaching 200 percent, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Mr. Weber has noted that officials in Florida, Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina and Kentucky say they expect rates to increase by averages of 35 percent to 80 percent, or more. One major health insurance provider has already notified policy holders that their premiums may skyrocket due to Obamacare; some Kentucky families have received letters stating that their premiums would triple.

An actuary for Humana Corporation told the Kentucky Department of Insurance in a rate filing last month that clients could expect increases as high as 80 percent under Obamacare, according to the latest news reports.

The company has sent out warning letters in the state about Affordable Care Act rate hikes. One such letter was sent to senior AMAC executive Andrew Mangione, a longtime Humana client and resident of Louisville, that he can expect the rate on his family’s policy to increase from $333 to $965 per month. How in the world did Mr. Tilly come up with his glowing report on rates here in Weatherford? Something is not adding up.

In Humana’s case, do not shoot the messenger. They are being forced to go along with the program. What bothers me is that we were told our premiums would go down and that we could keep our policies. It looks like we were lied to again, but what’s another lie to this administration?

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