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Healthcare Insurance Cost Just Doubled

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My wife and I own a small business and we had previously (in 2013)  been buying health insurance on our own for ourselves and our two kids.  The cost was about six hundred per month with a $5200 deductible, $6800 total out of pocket exposure for the family of four.

After spending months trying to register for the ACA in late 2013 and early 2014 my kids got put on our state’s insurance (at “no cost”) and my wife and I bagged an ACA policy at a subsidized cost of $281 per month with a total out of pocket of about $6500 (just for the two of us).

Attached is the ACA notification of next year’s price increase.  As you can see the cost goes from $281 to $555, a monthly increase of $274, a percentage increase of 97%. 

Basically we are now paying the same amount for the two of us that we paid for all four of us one year ago.

How can that increase occur in a “free market” economy?  Did I miss something? Has some input cost leaped exponentially in order to double the price I pay? Or has private industry colluded with government to rig the markets (again) in their favor?

How much longer will the American people allow corporations to rip them off in collusion with the government?  Fuck this bogus economy and government captured by corporations.  Where is the leader who will rise up from the masses and snuff out the corp/govt nexus before it imprisons us all in debt serfdom police state?

Do you think for one minute that freaking Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner or anyone newly elected or previously elected cares one shit about my wife and kids or what we pay for crappy health care that we cannot afford to access due to high deductibles?  Those fucks cannot see beyond the next donor phone call, and only come clucking out of the hen house in order to give voice to the latest party certified political meme, be it ‘freedom’, ‘liberty’, ‘security” or some other hollowed out focus group tested bullshit sound bite.

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Did This Oscar-Winning Movie Try to Warn Us About Monsanto 7 Years Ago?

By Nick Meyer On September 3, 2014

Take one look at the movie poster and perhaps one American multi-national corporation comes to mind: the infamous St. Louis based genetically modified seed giant Monsanto.

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Why Did China Just Ban McDonald’s New Genetically Modified Super Potato But The US Did Not?

November 12, 2014 by Jeff Roberts.

Simplot, an agribusiness which supplies McDonald’s with over 3 billion pounds of potatoes annually, has just announced its latest genetic experiment with a potato appropriately titled ‘Innate.’
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Big Pharma Profit from Disease

Whistleblowers continue to flood the internet with inconvenient yet useful revelations that would free the world from ignorance.

Whistleblower reveals how big pharma corps profit from lifelong disease

“Dr. John Rengen Virapen, former Eli Lilly & Co executive who after 35 years of service decided to quit and speak out about Big Pharma’s method for profit and the benefit of symptomatic diseases that people live with for the duration of their lives.”
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Big Pharma Made Money from Risky Drugs

A settlement for death or injuries down the road is just the cost of doing business.

Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drugs always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and its patent has run out? Whether it’s an FDA advisory or a trial lawyer solicitation about harm that may have been done to you, the warnings are always belated and useless. If a drug you took four years ago may have given you liver damage, why didn’t the FDA tell you then? Why didn’t the FDA recall the drug or better yet, not approve it in the first place?

The official answer from the FDA and Big Pharma is that problems with a drug are only seen after millions begin using it, which is why post-marketing surveillance is conducted. In other words—who knew? But in a startling number of cases revealed in court documents Pharma did “know” and clearly misled medical journals, the FDA, doctors and patients, hoping to get its patent’s worth before the true risks of a drug surfaced. In other cases, Pharma and the FDA should have known before rushing a dangerous drug to market and making money at the expense of patients.

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