Healthcare goes up 38 percent

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by unionman, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. unionman

    unionman New Member

    I love it, Wellpoint is raising its healthcare premiums in some cases 38% starting March 1st. Guess the public tea party needs to be redirected at the insurance companies. Oh, by the way I think Wellpoint made 4.7 BILLION last year.
     
  2. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    You mean a for profit company is actually making a profit? Oh the humanity!
     
  3. unionman

    unionman New Member

    yeah, a big profit as some peoples premiums go up to 950 bucks with a 6000 dollar deductible. My friend , who is a Republican is in this boat and he still is against healthcare reform. Go figure, how much does it have to go up before people start saying, hey maybe that bill would have been good for the country.
     
  4. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    So your saying insurance companies would not feel compelled to raise their rates even more when they know their customers must buy their products under penalty of jail time?
     
  5. unionman

    unionman New Member

    You see the Government as a taker of freedoms and I see the Government as a protecter from Greed.
     
  6. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
    -Benjamin Franklin
     
  7. unionman

    unionman New Member

    How is keeping Companies like Wellpoint from gauging people giving up a freedom? 4.7 billion isn't enough money made last year? How much is enough?
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Try more like $1400 a month with an $8000 deductible......that's a fact, Jack !! But ours only went up 25% and not 39%.
     
  9. unionman

    unionman New Member

    Wow, that is rediculous. Hope your health is good at least.
     
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Not great....I met my deductible last year by the 1st month and at least a whole bunch of the rest of the year was covered.
     
  11. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Patriot act ? Wireless wiretapping ? Tele-com immunity? ....... Cat's got your tongue on these security issues ?
     
  12. unionman

    unionman New Member

    I may disagree with you a lot but I Hope you stay well.
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Thanks, appreciate that.
     
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    if that is true then why are they not doing real health reforms ?
    Namely tort reform and letting insurance companies sell policies across state lines .
    These two actions would exactly reduce costs.
     
  15. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    You're talking about two different things here. In so doing you're making the argument that a pork laden "reform" bill would have stopped wellpoint from raising their rates. This pork laden bill was not prepared to do that.
     
  16. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I hope the best for you more. I see you pay about 25,000 a year, may I ask, about how much the insurance company covered (paid out)?
     
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I think it was over $130,000.00. The monthly rate at that time was 1100.00. It just got raised to 1400 now.
     
  18. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Tort reform would barely make a dent in the reduction of costs to the patients, and Insurance giants would simply open up shop across state lines.

    BTW....Conservatives who champion tort reform are often the first to file the lawsuits that they defile as "frivolous"....Hypocracy at it's finest !
     
  19. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I don't think people like unionman understand that insurance companies assume risk. In your case the insurance company had about $110,000 short fall.
     
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    This is the first time in my life (except pre 21 days) that I'm anxiously awaiting the 2 1/4 years for my medicare to kick in. It'll be like a 'raise' to me.