It’s happening right now. As the towering super wave approaches, all we hear at first is the innocent sound of envelopes being opened … followed by such sounds as “You’ve got to be kidding!” (and that’s the most polite response).
Millions of individuals and businesses are receiving notice of significant health care premium notices right now, and with midterm elections a month away, the timing couldn’t be worse for Democrats who voted for ObamaCare.
Example: I have an HSA with a $5,000 deductible. I’m the only one on the plan. My premiums were $481.15 per quarter back in February 2010. (I know – cheap. That’s what clean living gets you … or so I thought.) That was raised to $561.09 in May 2010. I grumbled, but bit the bullet. Then the other day, notice was given that my new premium, starting in December, will be $$712.41. (So much for clean living.)
I’m not alone. Everyone I’ve talked to is experiencing these kind of phenomenal rate hikes. Plus, the news is covering stories about companies dropping care because they cannot cost-effectively provide coverage under the new rules, while some whole health care delivery systems are dropping Medicare patients en masse.
And we thought people were already angry! We ain’t seen nothing yet! This drives home vague concerns about health care costs and makes it an in-your-face, dollars-and-sense pocketbook issue.
The result: It is highly likely that, come November 2nd, voters will turn out in droves to tar and feather every Democrat on the ballot – from Washington to state governments.
Good luck. – John R. Ingrisano, The FreestyleEntrepreneur
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