But, but …

Our president promised to save us money! Connecticut insurer granted fee hikes of 41-47% to cover additional costs of ObummerCare. Someone should coin a phrase along the lines of,”there’s no such thing as a free lunch”.

Jim Himes was unavailable for comment.


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8 responses to “But, but …

  1. CT residents could see a 200% increase and still be paying half of what we NYers do for healthcare. No increase is acceptable but you have no idea how lucky you all have it across the border.
    My Colorado daughter paid only $273/month for a great Anthem policy. She moved to NYC…bingo… $1172/month. Insanity.

  2. fredo

    I have Anthem in Ct. In July, my premium increased 61%.

  3. Retired IB'er


    Must compare apples to apples. In NYS, correct if I’m wrong, but the policy of your daughter at $1,200 has zero deductible. Not arguing it isn’t outragous (especially if you are young and don’t have need for any real medical care), but still must be careful with comparisons.

  4. towny

    Chris. You should be concerned. Part of those 55,000 CT Anthem subscribers are about (I think)1000 Town of Greenwich employee’s.

  5. IB’r: Good point and worth checking out. Even if your assumption is correct, The Bank of Mom is feeling the pain and may need emergency room surgery! I’m old-school enough to insist my children have coverage and in two out of four cases, it means help from us.

  6. The biggest reasons for the high expense of health insurance in NY are community rating (a healthy 22 year old pays the same as a sick 60 year old) and dozens of coverage mandates the have been written into the law over the years. I have never gone to a chiropractor and suspect I never will but I have to be insured to do so. Gold plated is the minimum standard for medical insurance in NY.

  7. More Jobs or More Government?

    Incumbent Congressman Jim Himes is for the same type of command-and-control policies that have consistently led to low growth and high structural unemployment in Eastern Europe in the twentieth century and in Western Europe today: his only problem with pork-barrel stimulus is that there has not been enough of it. His only concern with the healthcare bill is that it did not go far enough. He voted to adjourn congress without addressing January’s massive tax hikes.

    The incumbent is for unlimited government. On his watch, he voted for a government that increased borrowing by a trillion dollars a year. His answer is always the same: more government. More taxes, more spending, more job-killing regulation.

    Challenger Dan Debicella believes that there is a better way: he is for policies conducive to economic growth such as replacing the pork-barrel stimulus with a payroll tax cut. He opposes all tax increases and intrusive regulation that stifles job creation.

    Dan is for a constitutional, limited government. He would cap the size of the federal government at 20% of our gross domestic product. He would force politicians to make trade-offs between competing priorities instead of always growing the size government. He would reduce the number of government employees.

    If Dan Debicella shares your beliefs and you want to help him advance those beliefs in congress, then you can do so here: http://www.40seats.com/ct4 . Both sides should be able to agree that your choice is clear and it is important. What kind of country do we want to live in? Do we want to continue down the current direction or do we think that there is a better way?