CBO: Health Insurance Premium Assistance Bill Hindered By Exchanges
According to CBO, average premiums in the individual market would increase 10 to 13 percent because of provisions in the Senate health care bill, but, crucially, most people (about 57 percent) would actually find themselves paying significantly less money for insurance, thanks to federal subsidies for low- and middle-class consumers.
You see, if the government ASSISTS you in paying your health insurance premium, you will pay less of the amount due for your health insurance premium. Who'da thunk it? Thanks Gawd for the Exchange, which actually does nothing for anyone (indeed, it actually raises premiums for non-subsidized participants), except the private insurance companies (and the Stupak Amendment.) But the Village Pom Poms will insist it is the "most important part" of "health care reform." Got it?
Speaking for me only
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