Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:40 AM
Jeff In Milwaukee (13,992 posts)
Damn you, Barack Obama!
You're ruining this country for....you know....people who really enjoy being sick and poor. You and your communistical islamicist health plan!
Aon Hewitt Analysis Shows Record-Low Health Care Cost Increases in 2012
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, U.S. companies and their employees saw the lowest health care premium rate increases in six years, according to an analysis by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). The average health care premium rate increase for large employers in 2012 was 4.9 percent, down from 8.5 percent in 2011 and 6.2 percent in 2010. In 2013, however, average health care premium increases are projected to jump up to 6.3 percent.
Consumers to get $1b in health insurance rebates
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Health insurers will dole out a total of $1 billion in rebates to 12.8 million Americans this summer -- an average of $151 per family --as a result of the 2010 health care reform law, the government said Thursday.
The rebates announced by the Department of Health and Human Services come from a provision of the law that punishes insurers who spend too much of policyholders' premiums for boosting company profits instead of paying for their medical care.
Number of uninsured Americans drops by 1.3 million, census report shows
One spot of good news in the census data released Wednesday was on the health-care front: For the first time in three years, the share of Americans without health insurance declined, with the number of uninsured dropping by 1.3 million people from 2010 to 2011.
A major factor was an influx of newly insured young adults, many of whom benefitted from a provision in the 2010 health-care law requiring insurers to let parents keep adult children on their plans up to age 26.
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