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Old 11-03-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: South Fla
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The Congressional Budget Office says a version of the so- called public option backed by House Democrats would charge “somewhat higher” premiums than the average private insurance policy offered on a government-sponsored exchange to be set up to sell coverage to small businesses and individuals.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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No democrat wants to tell us how Obamacare is going to bring down the cost premiums? Cbo say its going to make them go up
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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No democrat wants to tell us how Obamacare is going to bring down the cost premiums? Cbo say its going to make them go up
They could help drop health insurance costs by simply allowing insurers to cross state lines. But 0bama does not want to actually do anything to bring heath insurance costs down, it would make the "public option" obsolete.

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BLITZER: Why not break down the state barriers and let all of these insurance companies compete nationally without having to simply focus in on a state by state basis?

AXELROD: Because we are trying to do this in a way that advances the — the interests of consumers without creating such disruption that it makes it difficult to to move forward.

BLITZER: Why would that be disruptive? If Blue Cross and Blue Shield or United Health Care or all of these big insurance companies, they don’t have to worry about just working in a state, they could just have the opportunity to compete in all 50 states?

AXELROD: But insurance is regulated at the — at this time, Wolf…

BLITZER: But you could change that. The president could propose…

AXELROD: …state by state.

BLITZER: The president could propose a law…

AXELROD: That is not…

BLITZER: …changing that.

AXELROD: That is not endemic to the kind of reforms that we’re proposing or that…

BLITZER: Why not?

AXELROD: …that…

BLITZER: Why not?

AXELROD: …we think — we’re proposing a package that we believe will bring that stability and security to people, it will help people get insurance, it will be — it will lower the costs and that can pass the Congress. And that has to be the test. We’re not into a symbolic expedition here. We’re trying to bring real relief to hardworking middle class people in this country. We believe the plan that we’ve outlined will do that.

BLITZER: Because I want to move on, but if the president wanted great competition — greater competition — he could say let’s change the law and let these health insurance companies compete nationally.

AXELROD: I’m not sure, Wolf, that that would — that that would end the debate that you asked me about in the first place. And, you know, I think that the idea that he’s proposal will promote that. Others have other ideas. But they are not central.

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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They could help drop health insurance costs by simply allowing insurers to cross state lines. But 0bama does not want to actually do anything to bring heath insurance costs down, it would make the "public option" obsolete.
Of course it can help rates drop. When a company has to battle for costumers they tend to treat them better and fight to get and keep them

Obama told us he is open to ideas guess that was a lie.

I just dont understand what it would hurt to allow us to go across state lines for health insurance
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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Of course it can help rates drop. When a company has to battle for costumers they tend to treat them better and fight to get and keep them

Obama told us he is open to ideas guess that was a lie.

I just dont understand what it would hurt to allow us to go across state lines for health insurance
And some how, having only 0bamaCare able to cross state lines is fair and equal competition. Even that one tiny change would lower costs to health care insurance. Its obvious that lowering costs to consumers is not what the politicians in control are interested in doing.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Obama told us he is open to ideas guess that was a lie.
He's only open to new ideas that involve something universal and more people relying on government. Always helps to secure power for the left AND right (aka pro-war RINOs)
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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^ Correct, Correct, Correct... the last 3 posters said it all.
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