Paging #NCSEN’s Hagan: NC Obamacare premium hikes may be published in August

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2014 at 11:41 am
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Tea Party member Judy Carter pickets Sen. Kay Hagan’s local office in Greensboro against Obamacare Photo by’s Matt Maggio.

Another day of more worrisome news for NC’s embattled Senator Kay Hagan:

States are nailing down dates to release 2015 premium costs under ObamaCare, and their decisions will guarantee a drumbeat of news about rate hikes all the way to the November midterm elections.

Democrats are bracing for grim headlines that could put the unpopular law back at the forefront of voters’ minds.

Premiums are expected to go up in a majority of states, as they do every year, but the size of the increases could go a long way toward determining how much political damage ObamaCare inflicts on vulnerable Democratic lawmakers.

A survey by The Hill of state insurance commissioners found that news about ObamaCare premiums will hit nearly every week this summer (see list below), providing ample opportunity for Republicans to attack any significant premium hikes.

A slew of states will publish proposed prices in June, including Colorado and Louisiana — where the GOP is targeting Democratic Senate incumbents.

Others will wait until later in the season, including West Virginia and Arkansas. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) voted for the Affordable Care Act in 2010, a fact that his opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), has repeatedly raised.

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), a top GOP target, will see her state publish rates on Aug. 15 or later.

I’ll be having fun watching the Senator, who has bragged on her official government website about helping to craft Obamacare – and who recently ‘fully embraced’ the bill after months of dodging and weaving on it, try to explain away why both she and our celebrity President  lied (or, er, “misspoke”) about – among other things –  lowering premium costs while promoting a bill that eventually was shoved down the throats of the American people with not a single Republican vote in the House or Senate, not even the tried and true moderates.

Republicans note that President Obama promised on the campaign trail to enact a healthcare law that would “cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

And we won’t even go there on the whole “if you like your doctor/plan you can keep it” lie, ya know, the promise that Senator Hagan made in so many words at least 24 times, or how she had the opportunity to vote in favor of a resolution (but didn’t) that would have prevented people from not being able to keep their doctors/plans, or …

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5 Responses to “Paging #NCSEN’s Hagan: NC Obamacare premium hikes may be published in August”


  1. Chris in NC says:

    Sorry ST, this is going nowhere. The dumbed down masses who the repubs would target are too stupid to not believe the democrats when they blame the Koch brothers. The news media will not report any of this. Not even the locals. The only place you’ll see this information is on Hannity on Fox News.

    The republicans can bleat all they want but there are too many leeches and parasites that depend on mother government and they will vote democrat.

  2. Hagan’s re-election may not be such a foregone conclusion after all. There are three reasons why: 1) the stench of Obhammudcare will permeate the commiecrat candidates 2) Obhammud did not carry NC in ’12 3) the figures on premium increases will be partially released prior to the ’14 mid-terms.

    The commiecrats who try to run from their party’s disasters will appear as pathetic as turncoats in any of history’s wars, trying to regain standing as part of the winning side in spite of their fatal and counterfeit loyalty (Hagan, Begich, Landrieu, etc.).

  3. Chris in NC says:

    It might be a bit close Drew, but no, Hagan will be re-elected because as I said above, there are too many people who vote for a living and not enough people working for a living to out vote them. The parasites and moochers will show up in droves to make sure they get everything they have been getting.

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    We will know who is guessing correctly as soon as the votes are tabulated. A good deal of human nature goes into these things. A voter’s three choices are party, issues, and candidate. People with the low-info approach will vote their blood, belly, or pocketbook. The carpetbagger element is the unknown quantity.

    It is typical human nature. If you eat a good meal in a restaurant you will probably tell one other person. If you eat a bad one you’ll tell ten.