Friday, November 05, 2010

Big supporter of ObamaCare AARP hiking insurance rates for employees

"I have the opportunity to introduce the leader of the free world, our president, our beloved president, President Barack Obama". AARP President Barry Rand, June 22, 2009.

And just look at what Rand's "beloved president" has done now.

From AP:

AARP's endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now the seniors' lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law.

In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care premiums will increase by 8 percent to 13 percent next year because of rapidly rising medical costs.

And AARP adds that it's changing copayments and deductibles to avoid a 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans that takes effect in 2018 under the law. Aerospace giant Boeing also has cited the tax in asking its workers to pay more. Shifting costs to employees lowers the value of a health care plan and acts like an escape hatch from the tax.
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