Balanced approach: Health insurance premiums skyrocket as payroll taxes climb
Heckuva job, Barry. Despite repeated assurance from President Obama that “if you like your plan, you can keep it,” Americans are quickly realizing that their health insurance plans are becoming increasingly difficult to hold onto. Premiums are skyrocketing:
My health insurance is increasing by forty dollars a month next year which is neat because there’s no increase in service.
— Chinaski (@HaankChinaski) December 31, 2012
My wifes work #health insurance saw an #80% increase in mnthly premiums.
— Charley Johnson (@pctj) January 3, 2013
Just got a shocking increase to my health insurance with Aviva. Any suggestions for a better provider? #healthinsurance
— Emer Roche (@bemerboche) January 3, 2013
And lets not forget the 23% increase in our health insurance, not to mention the copays.. I demand a deal!
— RachelWells (@GenRachel) January 1, 2013
WOW! Just paid my quarterly health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield for my Vman & I. We had an increase in… fb.me/1qC9o65ih
— Tonya Scholz (@knowaging) December 28, 2012
. @barackobama My monthly health insurance premium went up 14%, I guess that is better than the 30% increase last year. Expensive flu shots?
— Russell Stevens (@RussellCStevens) January 3, 2013
I’ve cancelled my health insurance policy after a 21% rate increase this year. Here’s wishing me good health in 2013!
— Kedgeree (@kedgeree11) January 2, 2013
Hmmm. Wasn’t the Affordable Care Act supposed to make health care … affordable?
A dear friend received her private health insurance bill for January of 2013 – $500 per month increase in premium.Thank you Obamacare! 🙁
— Sunetta Lisa Cain (@SunettaLisaCain) January 4, 2013
Good day to all. Just got increase of almost 10% in my health insurance. Thanks AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT.
— Mark W. Lewis (@mwlesq) January 4, 2013
Then again …
love waking up to higher taxes. This will go along well with my 35% increase in health insurance #2012>2013
— Keith Davidson (@numu350) January 2, 2013
Good night! It hit that quick! “@numu350: love waking up to higher taxes. It goes well with my 35% increase in health insurance #2012>2013”
— Michael Richard (@mcrichard) January 4, 2013
Damn my paycheck took a hit with the 2% SS tax crap and my health insurance increase 😭
— ❤ Cin_MaryKay ♍ (@LilPanamaCC) January 3, 2013
@politifact payroll tax up 2%, Obamacare tax increase, my health insurance is up almost $1800, this year.He said it would go down?
— gsxr75000 Jeff (@gsxr75000) January 3, 2013
@sistertoldjah Ditto. Learned today health insurance up $150 per mo., add to that SS increase, there goes my 401k contribution. Bastards!
— Mara (@maramasu) January 2, 2013
$1500 in new taxes + $1200 increase in health insurance premiums. Thanks for ringing in 2013 right, government.
— Jeff Emanuel (@jeffemanuel) January 4, 2013
— David K (@daveguy7) January 2, 2013
I’m making $200 less a month because ofincrease to health insurance and rise of SS tax %. #happynewyear
— Jeremy Rickard (@jrrickard) January 2, 2013
my health insurance rates are going up 25%, in addition to 2% payroll tax increase.This destroy usa plan working, bye bye small businesses
— Jerry and Hyde (@LoneStarBridger) January 3, 2013
— Ashley Frank (@ashafrank11) January 4, 2013
Has anyone got their first paycheck of the New Year? That tax & insurance increase got it looking like crud. #theworkingmanisasucker
— alexis belon (@alexisbelon) January 3, 2013
Pissed after seeing check stub today. Increase in taxes & insurance. Here’s a big ole ‘you’re fukin welcome’ to those I’m helping pay for!
— JB (@Doc_JaeBee) January 4, 2013
#WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek Not only because of the 2% increase in SS payroll, but my company’s health insurance premium went up 30%.
— Rusty (@rustyknabe) January 4, 2013
The 2% tax increase along with the $2,000 health insurance increase are awesome. #ThanksObama
— Tyrell Clines (@tyclines) January 3, 2013
Thanks to the increase in SS tax & more expensive health insurance, I now make $100 less each month. Not helpful when my rent just went up.
— Deb G. (@dgsays) January 4, 2013
Come on, now. You’re just paying your fair share.
— Jim Branch (@jamesbranch3) January 2, 2013
Thanks a lot, Mr. President.