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Cleveland Clinic CEO: 75% Who Signed Up For Obamacare Now Have Higher Premiums

CLEVELAND (CBS Cleveland/AP) — The CEO of the Cleveland Clinic says that a majority of Americans who signed up for Obamacare have seen their premiums rise.

“About three-quarters of them find that their premiums are higher than they had been previously with other insurance,” Toby Cosgrove told Fox News.

Cosgrove explained that the Affordable Care Act is having a “major effect” upon health care providers.

“We know for example that we’re going to get paid less for what we do,” Cosgrove stated. “Hospitals are going to be paid less for what they do. We also know that insurers are paying less for what we do.”


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Cyril's picture

Sadly, this one is no April's Fools...

Sadly, this one is no April's Fools...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius


It makes no sense to sign up for Obamacare and pay higher premiums. Because you would be better off just paying the fine, and then buying insurance WHEN you get sick. Then when your healthy, just stop paying for it again.

This is probably one of the most clear ways to get around it, and one of the big reasons why this thing will fail so hard.

Insurance Protection Racket! Either way, you pay. 22 second film

Insuring America's health & safety. "Now you see it. Now you don't." Call it insurance or tax. Either way you look at it, you pay.

Tis refreshing to see & read. Those volunteering for Obama-Care ® (aka: Affordable Care Act to provide free health care to those that can't afford it) are captured sure as us poor innocents. Us innocents paying penalties & more for no care at-all are consoled. We rest assured. The dragnet cast has caught us one and all. We are beholden to insurance companies... till death do us part.

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On the lighter side...

When people claim there is no God, I reject the claim. God works through people who have the skills to accomplish His goals. Although, I didn't realize the God who grants miracles and answers prayers has an outrageous sense of humor.

"CA Obamacare exchange patches deaf callers through to phone sex hotline..."


Taking Obamacare down one hilarious step at a time. Thank you for bringing this to our attention Matt Drudge, I've already thanked God.

Nothing new here. Huh?

In 1971, Edgar Kaiser, the son of the founder of Kaiser Permanente, one of the first big HMOs, went to see John Ehrlichman, a top aide to President Nixon, to lobby the Nixon White House to pass legislation that would expand the market for health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Ehrlichman reported this conversation to Nixon on February 17, 1971. The discussion, which was taped, went like this: Ehrlichman: I had Edgar Kaiser come in...talk to me about this and I went into it in some depth. All the incentives are toward less medical care, because the less care they give them, the more money they make. President Nixon: Fine. The next day, Nixon publicly announced he would be pushing legislation that would provide Americans "the finest health care in the world."

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Did you hear that?

“We know for example that we’re going to get paid less for what we do,” Cosgrove stated. “Hospitals are going to be paid less for what they do. We also know that insurers are paying less for what we do.”

1. So the slave pays more to the insurance company.
2. But the insurance company pays less to the health care provider.

So what the F-u-c-k?

It's the Insurance Company Protection Act.

F-u-c-k-i-n-g criminal conspiracy!

Why do you act surprised?

Insurance companies paid off on 9-11 to support the government now its time to get paid back.

Don't start with that "Truther" stuff

Just don't.

TwelveOhOne's picture

What was wrong with you when you posted this?

You're normally not that negative.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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It was a bump. Relax

There are different kinds of bumps.
There are;
Graffiti bumps.
Reactionary bumps.
Short bumps.
Long bumps.

This was a reactionary bump.

Don't forget the fact they

Don't forget the fact they get a Gov. bailout if they happen to lose any money over any of this...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.