Independent voters, who strongly supported Obama’s presidential bid, have a negative view of his most significant domestic policy achievement.And this: Health insurance premiums in Atlanta are expected to spike to their highest level in five years:
Insurance premium inflation in the Atlanta market tracked the national average — probably because of the metro area’s concentration of diverse and large employers, said Bob Tate, Hewitt’s chief health actuary. [snip]P.S. Latest abuse. NOT a level playing field. TAS. WSJ:
Health-care reform law has made changes to employer-based insurance plans that will boost near-term health insurance costs, Tate said.
For one, the plan's march to the sea is only beginning and the trail of destruction will grow. The last six months have seen 2011 premium increases as high as 9% due to ObamaCare; multibillion-dollar corporate writedowns by Verizon, AT&T, Caterpillar and others; disruption in the insurance markets leading to the erasure of child-only policies and other types of specialty coverage as shown in the McDonald's imbroglio; the Administration beginning to impose price controls on premiums; insurers withdrawing private options from Medicare Advantage; and Democratic protection of a 1099 tax reporting mandate that will slam small businesses.One more time: