– Obamacare Sticker Shock Arrives: Insurance Premiums To Soar 20-40% (ZeroHedge, July 6, 2015):
Two months ago, we outlined why the CPI-boosting Affordable Care Act is on the verge of bankrupting that all important driver of the US economic growth engine — the American consumer.
Put simply, inflation in medical care services costs hadn’t yet reared its ugly head because many insurers were as yet unable to gauge the full base-effect impact of Obamacare on their P&L. That, we said, was about to change: “After finally digesting the true cost of Obamacare, any recent insurance prime hikes will seem like a walk in the park compared to what is coming.
Sure enough, insurers have now taken a close look at exactly how much socialized medicine is costing them.
Not surprisingly, the picture isn’t pretty. Continue reading »