blykins wrote:mk e wrote:blykins wrote:
I've lived in 3 cities in the past 17 years and I don't remember any hospital or ER closures in any of them.
I do agree that people not being able to get insurance because of pre-existing conditions is a bad thing....something needs to be done about that. However, my rates were not going up yearly because of my age. The rates went up immediately and quite drastically when Obamacare came into effect.
ER closures were a huge deal, maybe not where you were specifically, but nationally 6% had closed in just a few years, mostly in poor areas (rual and urban) because poor people were using ERs as free health clinics:
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/05/health/em ... index.html
When you are young, there is little difference between 30 or 30 health risk wise....but by the time you hit 40 you have significantly higher risk and at 40 should pay about double.....you may have crossed a line. Or it could be just the pre-existing conditions in while young healthy go out thing, that is a very real problem in the ecchanges.
I can tell you healthcare costs have gone up about 6%/yr so about 20% every 3 years and we all pay for that no matter what insurance system or want to have.
You should know better than to quote CNN here. They have absolutely no clout, and that viewpoint should be shared by both liberals and Republicans.
Prices go up on everything. My cable bill used to jump $20-40 a year. That's part of inflation, the economy, etc. However, I have NEVER seen health insurance go up 20% in one year.....until Obamacare came out.
You seem to be arguing in favor of government healthcare, which reaffirms my position that you should have always been voting Democrat. You don't share any Republican values.
How about the journal of the American Medical Associsation?
If you don't like that either google will happily find you dozens more. It was a very real probablem and ERs had effectively become a US single payer system as the government was paying to keep ERs open in many places. This was bought on by a Reagan era law requiring ERs to treat and emerceny that arrived but people soon figured out that the only way for the ER to know if it was an emergencty was to treat you.....it was a very real problem the was pretty much eliminated by oblahblahcare....which then created new problems.
Medical is different than normal inflation because people like me develop new treatments everyday so not only is there normal inflation, there are more things you can be treated for so costs go up much faster than normal inflation.
I agree that for the 3% minority person like you who's in the exchanger but not getting a subsidy cost is a very real problem....which will hopefyllu be fixed now that congress has told Rump to stfu and moved on to trying to fix the problems and the repubs do have some very good ideas.