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User avatar #15574 - darudelink (12/12/2012) [-]
So I was listening in on something on Fox News yesterday talking about how Obama care is going to lead to $67 increases in co pays until the year 2017. Can anyone who knows more about this, or maybe even has a link to an article, help out with this? I don't really understand it and yet people are saying this means millions in increases.
User avatar #15581 to #15574 - Yardie (12/13/2012) [-]
When the government guarantees something, the price will go up because demand is now infinite. The demand is now based on what the government is willing to pay for it's citizens to have healthcare, which is usually a lot more than what normal people are willing to pay because politicians honestly don't give 2 shits about the country or the economy anymore. Also the more expensive it is the easier it is to blame the free market. "LOOK HOW EXPENSIVE THIS IS HOW WOULD YOU EVER AFFORD THIS IF WE WEREN'T GUARANTEEING IT FOR YOU? VOTE FOR ME I CAN GUARANTEE EVERYBODY FREE THINGS!"

Sadly this is what American politics has come down to. "How can we appease voters with minimal effort?"
User avatar #15575 to #15574 - duudegladiator (12/12/2012) [-]
Its not just Co-pays, companies are practically being forced into changing their insurance, which also increases the cost of insurance on them, increasing costs on their end. With the increase in costs, the company has less money to work with, so to find a norm, they either fire people, or cut peoples pay.
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