Meanwhile in Nevada, 90,000+ of Harry Reid’s constituents may lose their health care coverage

posted at 4:11 pm on May 5, 2014 by Bruce McQuain

Harry Reid is proud of his vote for ObamaCare.  He’s even prouder of the fact that he figured out a procedural way to ram it through the Senate without a single Republican vote.  I wonder how proud he is of its result?

Local business owners might be hoping the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandates cover sticker shock.

The law’s employer coverage mandate doesn’t take effect until 2015, but early plan renewals are starting to roll in. And for some businesses, the premium jumps are positively painful.

Local insurance brokers are reporting spikes ranging from 35 percent to 120 percent on policies that renew from July to December. The increases are especially acute among employers with workforces made up of younger, healthier men. That’s because Obamacare prohibits offering lower rates to healthier groups. It also narrows the allowed premium gap between older and younger enrollees.

“It’s like if there were no more safe-driver discounts with State Farm,” said local insurance broker Frank Nolimal of Assurance Ltd. “Everybody has the same rate, whether you have three DUIs, or you’re a (nondrinking) churchgoing Mormon.”

The changes put as many as 90,000 policies across Nevada at risk of cancellation or nonrenewal this fall, said Las Vegas insurance broker William Wright, president of Chamber Insurance and Benefits. That’s more than three times the 25,000 enrollees affected in October, when Obamacare-compliant plans first hit the market.

Some workers are at higher risk than others of losing company-sponsored coverage. Professional, white-collar companies such as law or engineering firms will bite the bullet and renew at higher prices because they need to compete for scarce skilled labor, Nolimal said.

But moderately skilled or low-skilled people making $8 to $14 an hour working for landscaping businesses, fire-prevention firms or fencing companies could lose work-based coverage because the plans cost so much relative to salaries.

Note that we’re talking about higher premiums almost across the board.  Note also that the 90,000 number refers to policies, not people.  It will obviously effect a lot more than 90,000 people.  And finally note who will get hit the hardest.  That’s right — those that can least afford it.  So moderately skilled or low-skilled workers who are receiving health insurance benefits paid for by their employer will now become, what?

Dependent on taxpayer subsidies to have insurance, that’s what.  Of course the administration will tout these folks as “uninsured” and claim that they’ve been rescued from such a state, when in fact they’re transfers — converted from paying their own way to having the taxpayer pay there way.

And Harry Reid?  Well, frankly, he couldn’t care less.

~McQ


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Krugman, you pig of the pen, where are you?

Schadenfreude on May 5, 2014 at 4:13 PM

This can’t be right. Everdiso, explain how this is wrong, please.

NotCoach on May 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

And Harry Reid? Well, frankly, he couldn’t care less.

Reid doesn’t like the dirty, unwashed masses…

OmahaConservative on May 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Schadenfreude on May 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

I blame the Koch brothers!!!!

/libfree

NoFanofLibs on May 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Reid doesn’t like the dirty, unwashed masses…

OmahaConservative on May 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

They aren’t clean, articulate, and white sounding.

NotCoach on May 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Alternate Headline:

Meanwhile in Nevada, 90,000+ of Harry Reid’s constituents may lose their health care coverage gain freedom from job lock.

BobMbx on May 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Obamacare prohibits offering lower rates to healthier groups

and there is something else people keep forgetting

dmacleo on May 5, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Good riddance, junk insurance!

/dems, ha trolls

Ward Cleaver on May 5, 2014 at 4:17 PM

This is the ‘problem’ with Barry’s delay of the employer-based health insurance mandate, -these plans are sold on an annual basis, with varying renewal dates. Companies don’t wait until the last minute like someone in the individual market can. Companies are going to be in contract negotiations from now through the beginning of next year. It ensures that piece-of-crap Obamacare stories will be in the news all year.

slickwillie2001 on May 5, 2014 at 4:21 PM

LIARS!! – “Dingy” Harry Reid

Meople on May 5, 2014 at 4:22 PM

And every election a plurality of Nevadans reelect the despicable Harry Reid who has ruled the Senate like a tyrant and caused millions of Americans to suffer.

To those Nevadans who voted against Reid: you have my sympathy. Hang in there. Together we can get through this.

To those Nevadans who continually voted for Reid: You reap what you sow and the rest of us have been paying for it. Maybe next time you will send him packing.

Marcus Traianus on May 5, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Meanwhile in Nevada, 90,000+ of Harry “Health Care Terrorist” Reid’s constituents may lose their health care coverage

VorDaj on May 5, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Harry Reid’s War on Nevada Women’s Health Care.

VorDaj on May 5, 2014 at 4:25 PM

They wanted the goodies he promised them.
They voted for him.
Now they have their goodies.
Epic Success.

vityas on May 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Good, the majority voted for this, now suck it up losers…

PatriotRider on May 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Now you can pay a 100% more for 50% less…

PatriotRider on May 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Enjoy…you democrat morons…

PatriotRider on May 5, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Dependent on taxpayer subsidies to have insurance, that’s what. Of course the administration will tout these folks as “uninsured” and claim that they’ve been rescued from such a state, when in fact they’re transfers — converted from paying their own way to having the taxpayer pay there way.

*their way.

Theophile on May 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM

To listen to Reid make a statement to the press, it is easy to think that he is the nations’s biggest empty suit. However, he is expert in counting money, and counting votes. He knows how to stab people in the back, and how to run over the helpless. All those people who are being thrown out of their healthcare policies are at the mercy of Harry Reid’s focused, screw-you political efforts.

The article is right. Harry Reid could not care less about people outside his corrupt family.

koolbob on May 5, 2014 at 4:35 PM

The Affordable Care Act:

1. Everybody pays more.
2. Everybody gets less.
3. Quality goes down.
4. People will die because of Obama Care.

koolbob on May 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Nevada is bent. It’s run by cronyism and Socialist unions. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that anyone who dares to speak up about losing their insurance gets a visit from union goons for their knee-capping.

Meople on May 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Wow

Schadenfreude on May 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

He’d have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for those meddling Koch kids.

Midas on May 5, 2014 at 4:41 PM

And another delay for a year is announced by this administration in 5, 4, 3…..

Baggi on May 5, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Imagine. 90,000 liars in Harry’s own state!

de rigueur on May 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM

And finally note who will get hit the hardest. That’s right — those that can least afford it. So moderately skilled or low-skilled workers who are receiving health insurance benefits paid for by their employer will now become, what?

Dependent on taxpayer subsidies to have insurance, that’s what. Of course the administration will tout these folks as “uninsured” and claim that they’ve been rescued from such a state, when in fact they’re transfers — converted from paying their own way to having the taxpayer pay there way.

Another 90,000 policies worth of people, now relying more than ever on the largess of the government.

*Precisely* as intended.

Midas on May 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Just remember EIGHT million!!! /s/

TinFin on May 5, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Too bad, so sad, you get what you vote for.

K. Hobbit on May 5, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Don’t blame Harry Reid for this. He was too busy committing acts of pedophilia to be involved with this.

Gunlock Bill on May 5, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Meanwhile in Nevada, 90,000+ of Harry Reid’s constituents may lose their health care coverage soon be called liars by Reid

There, FIFY

Effay5 on May 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague. –Cicero

opunmind on May 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM

And every election a plurality of Nevadans reelect the despicable Harry Reid who has ruled the Senate like a tyrant and caused millions of Americans to suffer.

Marcus Traianus on May 5, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Don’t be that naive. Las Vegas provides lion’s share of Harry Reid’s votes. And of all the places on Earth, Las Vegas has the highest per capita concentration of people capable of rigging a voting machines. Coincidence? That, plus thousands upon thousands of low-wage service industry people who face a choice between using prefilled bulletins or losing their jobs.

Rix on May 5, 2014 at 5:06 PM

This can’t be…

I’m sure Brayingazz, Wigglesnot, WeedisDumb, and
Lost in my Mother’s Rectum will be here shortly to clarify
this….

ToddPA on May 5, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Don’t blame Harry Reid for this. He was too busy committing acts of pedophilia to be involved with this.

Gunlock Bill on May 5, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Heh!

ToddPA on May 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I know that Dirty Harry reads HotAir so in lieu of a comment from him, I will simply say, “This is all a lie!”

Ahem.

Effay5 on May 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Oppss, beat me to punchline. Crumbs. Or maybe that is Harry?

Chuck Ef on May 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Meanwhile in Nevada, 90,000+ of Harry Reid’s constituents may lose their health care coverage

Remember kids, this was passed in such a way that the Dems would get all the credit for Obamacare. Make sure they get it.

Happy Nomad on May 5, 2014 at 5:18 PM

What does Harry care – 90% or more are probably illegal aliens working in Las Vegas.
He’s got their data, and can continue voting them in his coming re-election in 2016.

Another Drew on May 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Good. The voters in Nevada, who put him in that position, should suffer.

Harshly.

ladyingray on May 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Harry Reid was behind an armed incursion against his own constituents, issuing open threats on camera against them. And yet nobody in the GOP is taking this golden opportunity to destroy the enemy Senate Majority Leader in a crucial election year.

You wouldn’t expect Team Blue to say anything, they want it covered up. But you’d certainly expect Team Red to make a huge deal out of this scandal.

The silence from the “Right” is deafening.

Another Libertarian on May 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM

And another delay for a year is announced by this administration in 5, 4, 3…..

Baggi on May 5, 2014 at 4:44 PM

…you know they have too!…until after the 2016 elections.

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Yes, 90,000 people in Nevada will lose their healthcare coverage but Harry Reid and his family won’t. Can we stay focused on what’s important here?

Mahdi on May 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

But moderately skilled or low-skilled people making $8 to $14 an hour working for landscaping businesses, fire-prevention firms or fencing companies could lose work-based coverage because the plans cost so much relative to salaries.

Harry Reid will give a special exemption to fencing companies. He wouldn’t want Cliven’s cattle to escape and eat precious Federal grass, would he?

Steve Z on May 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Look at these goons with British army helmets and the whole get up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XqdQjTflc

They didn’t even have a court order to take and sell those cattle, a bureaucrat decided that on their own. And when they couldn’t rustle the ranchers cattle, they destroyed 200 of them on their way out as a big eff you.

This isn’t the government you think it is. And this is just the start of what is coming.

Another Libertarian on May 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Las Vegas provides lion’s share of Harry Reid’s votes. And of all the places on Earth, Las Vegas has the highest per capita concentration of people capable of rigging a voting machines.

Las Vegas even has slot machines at the airport. Most of the voters probably wouldn’t know the difference between a slot machine and a voting machine.

Hey, where do you put the money in?

Steve Z on May 5, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Yes, 90,000 people in Nevada will lose their healthcare coverage but Harry Reid and his family won’t. Can we stay focused on what’s important here?

Mahdi on May 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I take it that you’re one of those people that can’t walk and chew gum.

RickB on May 5, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Note also that the 90,000 number refers to policies, not people. It will obviously effect a lot more than 90,000 people.

Not being callous, but those are the very same constituents that voted for him time and again. Be careful what you wish for. . .

Rode Werk on May 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Expect wailing and gnashing of teeth in Las Vegas, and surrounding environs as a result of this.

…followed by a predominantly Democratic vote for the Senate and House in 2016. Just like the last time, and the time before that.

Because stupid.

orangemtl on May 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Boy, Nevada, it’s a damn good thing you avoided the nightmare that would have been Senator Sharron Angle.

Occams Stubble on May 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Well clearly these were “junk” plans; because they didn’t charge enough to healthy people to cover the plan costs for healthy people.

Only by charging a lot more while giving less can you get a “good” plan.

“Junk” not paying more and getting less… hey, we’ve got a new redefined word from liberals.

Or are these not the “junk” plans we wanted to get rid of? I thought that was the defense for all the cancellations so far?

Will we have a new defense?

Ooh, I’ve got one:
http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/21/msnbc-host-offers-bold-blueprint-for-dems-you-cant-keep-your-crappy-plan-just-deal-with-that/

Tell the poor who will now have to pay more to get less to:
“Just Deal With It”.

Exactly like the MSNBC supporters recommend. I’m sure it’ll be electoral genius.

gekkobear on May 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Ya’ll got what you voted for.

nobama1267 on May 5, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Too bad all Nevadans don’t lose their health insurance. The Nevada citizens and voters deserve their liberalism good and hard.

Franklin100 on May 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

This is a good thing.

No longer dependent upon employers for insurance, Nevadan’s will be free to pursue their passion of being cattle ranchers.

Carnac on May 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Well a bunch of Nevadans may lose their crappy insurance plans, but thanks to obamacare they’ll be able to replace them with supper dupper not crappy less expensive plans. It’s not called the Affordable Care Act for nuthin ya know.

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” ~ Nancy Pelosi 3/09/2010

At the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 22, 2009, CNSNews.com asked Leahy, “Where, in your opinion, does the Constitution give specific authority for Congress to give an individual mandate for health insurance?”
“We have plenty of authority. Are you saying there is no authority? … Why would you say there is no authority? I mean, there’s no question there’s authority. Nobody questions that.” ~ Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)

lel2007 on May 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

And finally note who will get hit the hardest. That’s right — those that can least afford it.

All the more reason to follow the brilliant musing of Barbara Lee of neighboring California and raise the minimum wage to $26 an hour. Then everyone can afford it!

Ah, rainbows, unicorns, Kumbaya, the rain, the park and other things.

/Dem pretzel logic

MrKleenexMuscles on May 5, 2014 at 8:20 PM

You have the right to Health Care, Education, Decent Housing, and ‘Quality Food at All Times. If you cannot afford any one or all of these rights, the State will provide them for you! ~ Harris-Perry April,2013

lel2007 on May 5, 2014 at 8:21 PM

haaa-ry! haaary- ry! haaary-ry! hussein! hussein! hussein!…….

Get it idiot liberals?

ultracon on May 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Meanwhile in Nevada, 90,000+ of Harry Reid’s constituents may lose their health care coverage

Fluke them. They voted for this arse holl.

john1schn on May 5, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Hey! You stupid jerks in Nevada voted for that POS!

ENJOY!

GarandFan on May 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Maybe NOW his Constituents can ‘properly’ thank him for engaging in non-representative government as part of a self-appointed oligarchy by ramming legislation opposed by the majority of Americans into law.

By the way, you are all ‘LIARS’ – Reid said so!

easyt65 on May 6, 2014 at 3:47 PM

One has to wonder about how proud those 400+ establishment republican RINO’s and crony capitalist who formed the political action committee “republicans for harry ["pinky"] reid” in 2010 are today. This PAC was formed by sour grape republicans who were upset their fair-haired squishy moderate Sue Lowden was defeated in the republican primary that year. So turning their elective backs on their own party and their own candidate they very loudly proclaimed their praises for the most corrupt member of Congress. Financially and by means of media appearances, these establishment republicans did everything in their power to ensure the reelection of the senile and demented old man from Searchlight Nevada. The website this political action committee formed is still available for viewing at “republicansforharryreid(dot)com.” with its partial list of the proud republican traitors who were members.

Juan Motie on May 9, 2014 at 9:19 AM