Seems there's still plenty of chatter over the effects of Obamacare on Ohioans. This morning I spoke with Yevgeniy Feyman from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and he says it's likely that rates will go down, which flies in the face of what Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says. He offered a couple links with information... here's one from Forbes.com that is an intereactive showing what Obamacare will cost. And here's another offering an interactive map. Read for yourself. Of course, I did get some instant reaction... like this from Melanie.
Joel, I'm listening to your Obamacare man. I am self insured, have a $6000 deductible, very healthy, and right now I pay $216 a month for my insurance. I have been told by my insurer that my rates will go up to over $500 when my premium year is up. I think that guy is wrong - mine is going WAY up. Thanks!
And how about this from Neal
I notice your Obama care guest made a big point about how the rate are going to be cheaper because of the large number of competing insurance companies. That is, in essence, the free market at work. So why the big gov takeover when you could just open insurance across state border, drastically increase the number of companies, and achieve the same effect?
It all about control
As always thanks for the input and for listening.