Thursday, October 07, 2010

1 in 4 Dems want repeal of ObamaCare

The Hill. A key issue in battleground districts. Plus this:
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]

Health-care reform law has made changes to employer-based insurance plans that will boost near-term health insurance costs, Tate said.
P.S. Latest abuse. NOT a level playing field. TAS. WSJ:
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.
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