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Kick in until next year -- that has not stopped insurance companies from making us pay more for them now this year joining us now -- historical black.
Is America's health insurance plan spokesperson.
Public fuss about got three question -- number walk.
If if health insurance premiums the cost.
-- is going up how much is it going up of those people who it individuals find our own health insurance what kind of a -- -- this year.
-- that's that's a very good question and you're right there most of the reforms are going into effect.
In 2000 in fourteen but one of the provisions that.
We're talking about today is a new 100 -- billion dollar health insurance tax that starts in January of of next year so -- It next year an average family who's buying coverage in the individual markets gonna pay about 300 dollars more in premiums.
To pay for just that tax along OK so that's something people are buying it and it -- as that premium that you children at an average family of four buying their own insurance you've given me a dollar number hear you saying an extra 300 dollars next year because of that taxes aren't.
300 dollars next -- just for that tax of 6000 dollars over the next ten years.
And some people who are buying policies right now that extend into next year they're starting to see an impact of this tax in their premiums already okay.
Now suppose I get my health insurance through my -- -- like a lot of people do.
-- extra cost of they gonna have to pay because of the approaching Obama can can you give me a dollar number again.
But of -- tax -- small businesses are gonna see.
-- more like 30350.
On just this tax on -- is before all of the new benefit mandates that people have to have -- all of their policies and some of the other regulations that are gonna further -- the cost of healthcare conference that it views and affordability really needs to be the priority as we head into 24 change that is a minimum 350 -- of those people get an insurance through the employ minimum.
Next year that you just -- so it's going to be a much more than that a guest.
-- I think that this Obama -- pushes.
Tens of millions of people into Medicaid.
Well a lot of that's gonna depend on whether states decide to expand their Medicaid -- of all states do that and that is what that.
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that millions of people will move into Medicaid but I think a lot of states are still making those decisions okay.
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