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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-29-09 03:27 AM
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9. the premise for the higher numbers is based on an assumption that

people are going to continue to pay premiums that continue to increase faster than inflation.


Based on the same principle you could project that 100% of the entire GDP would be health care related by the year 2060.


Businesses and people are not going to continue to pay sky rocketing increases in premiums.


As a point of comparison plans administered by the OPM (which will be in charge of the health exchanges) for federal employees this year increased only 2%. The net profit for health insurance companies for these plans 1.7%.
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