My position is that the ACA had an initial 2-4% cost in fees and taxes to employers, closer to 4% for small employers and closer to 2% for large employers and the Exchange Plans. That is now baked into the premium.
Aside from that, the ACA has not increased cost over what it otherwise would have been for the same plan year over year.
Massachusetts has had this since Romney Care was implemented in 2007 and frankly it just aint no big deal. People are making up all kinds of misdirected accusations that simply are not true.
If anything the ACA exposed those states with WEAK networks and the people of those states should be angry at their STATE for failing to provide them with strong networks and choices.
the reason for the rate hikes is the free market FAILED here because the consumer has no choice, and the manufacturer's drug companies and carriers can raise their rates because they can!
Because we are headed for one thing only...Medicare for ALL. And that aint the fault of the ACA.