As predicted

We no longer need speculate: Health care nationalization is resulting in big increases in health insurance premiums:

Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums for some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul in coming weeks, complicating Democrats’ efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections.

Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1% and 9% to pay for extra benefits required under the law, according to filings with state regulators.

These and other insurers say Congress’s landmark refashioning of U.S. health coverage, which passed in March after a brutal fight, is causing them to pass on more costs to consumers than Democrats predicted.

Which is exactly what opponents of health care nationalization said would happen. This is just the leading edge; the real damage is yet to come, when insurers have to start paying out for people with pre-existing conditions.

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