Blue Cross North Carolina Seeks Up To 24% Increase For Reinstated Plans

Here’s how Obama’s cancelled plans “fix” will work he in North Carolina

(WRAL) Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina formally asked state regulators Tuesday to resurrect health plans that were to be canceled because they don’t meet minimum requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

The move would come at significant cost to consumers, however, as the insurer is seeking rate increases of 16 to 23 percent on the plans.

This covers the 227,400 Blue Cross customers who saw their insurance toasted thanks to the “Affordable” Care Act.

The company said the higher rates reflect new taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act, as well as the price of care and amount of medical services used by customers in those plans.

“Primarily, it’s medical costs – the claims, a combination of increase in price of services, increase in utilization of these services,” Morales Burke said in explaining the request for rate increases.

So what he’s saying is that they’re still having to include the increased costs of Obamacare within the same plans. Otherwise, they might have seen a 10-15% increase, which had been the trend. Those who were being forced in the federal Exchange would have seen their rates double or triple. Some even talked about a five-fold increase.

Didn’t Obama say the average family would see up to a $2500 decrease?

Meanwhile, the D.C. Exchange insurance covers elective abortion on demand, but not hearing aids. According to the Hyde Amendment, anyone with these plans cannot legally get any federal money. Speaking of abortion on demand, here’s an interesting quote from the Albuquerque referendum, which saw citizens reject limits on late term abortion by 55-45%

“Albuquerque families sent a powerful message today—they do not want the government interfering in their private medical decisions,” Micaela Cadena with the Respect ABQ Women campaign said in a statement. “Dangerous, unconstitutional laws like the one we rejected today have no place in Albuquerque, no place in New Mexico, no place anywhere in our nation.”

Liberals have a big issue with government restricting abortion on demand (though it would have been the citizens voting for the restriction), but love them some Government run Obamacare. Go figure.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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3 Responses to “Blue Cross North Carolina Seeks Up To 24% Increase For Reinstated Plans”

  1. […] old policies under President Obama’s “fix” are in for a surprise when they see their premiums will be 24% higher.Oh, and Maryland is another state experiencing major problems with its own exchange.I know a lot of […]

  2. Jeffery says:

    Per person, the US pays twice as much for healthcare as other advanced nations. The insurance companies, who only want healthy customers, priced the elderly and the poor out of the market, and we got Medicare and Medicaid.

    Perhaps it’s time for single payer healthcare.

  3. Gee, who woulda thunk that Liberals would start pushing single payer.

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