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Tue Dec 17, 2019, 12:47 AM

Health Insur increased 20% !!!

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.t02.htm

Why aren't the Dems shouting about this number?!? I renewed my ACA and was told that most Health Insur has increased this much. Food increased 13%. How much of a COLA did YOU get this year? I bet it wasn't 20%!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 12:56 AM

1. All health insurance will only continue to increase as the costs are

increasing at a rate of 9% per year. Congress continues to do absolutely nothing about THIS, and so it will continue.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 01:37 AM

2. Yup on the health insurance. But where did you get the food increase number?

That first column is the weighting, i.e. food makes up 13.25% of the "basket of goods" in the CPI. But as far as the increase in food prices, it's 2.0% in the past year, November over November, the second column.

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.t02.htm

But that brings up -- why is health insurance only 1.255% of the "basket of goods" (first column) in that table?. Really?

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Response to progree (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 03:20 AM

4. Oops, I read the chart wrong.

Maybe I assumed it was correct since the price of food has increased at my supermarket a lot in the past 4 months on almost everything. The chart says that only lettuce has increased a lot while eggs decreased. I wonder why the prices where I live are going up so much on stuff like dairy, fish and seafood, chicken, and pretty much everything.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 03:49 AM

5. No problem 😍 . A very busy chart with several hundred numbers at least

I lack some mental facility for noticing price increases, at least on food. I go over just about every grocery tab to see what things cost, but it just doesn't make much of an impression on me -- i don't notice the price increases, just some stick-out items like Tasters Choice French Roast $9.69 or something obscene like that, but it's always been obscene. And I know that buttermilk cost more than 2X as much as milk. But that's about all that sticks in my head.

Even though as a single I do ALL my food shopping.

I would never make a good political candidate because I'd never get that reporter question right on the cost of milk.

But I do know and get upset when they ring up Roma tomatoes as some more expensive variety, like vine-on tomatoes. There's no freaking vines on the Roma tomatoes. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 01:38 AM

3. Get a majority Dem senate and cost controls can be put back in place

Youíre enjoying trumpís perfect health plan now

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 09:49 AM

6. And restore Federal subsidies. Trump had them cut.

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