Obama Plan Not Lowering Premiums

Obamacare was supposed to lower family healthcare premiums. Instead (and unexpectedly) they are rising. Campaign promise broken?

Data Point – Obama: "We’re going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year.”

Not quite, sport: Obama has lowered your premium by -$5,500 (for those of you in Rio Linda, that means instead of saving you $2,500 a year, it is now costing you $3,000 MORE a year (a difference of $5,500 that is no longer in your pocket or your employer that helps to pay your premium) ).

Once again, a promise made, and a promise broken. 

“No big deal!” you say – “politicians do it all the time!” you say. Well, how many say that about THE major set piece of their legislative agenda and then #FAIL big time.

Another Data Point: And another broken promise - All Those Uninsured People even WITH Obamacare:

Currently, accoriding to CBO, there are 53 million uninsured persons in the United States, including uninsured illegal aliens. The CBO estimates that in 2022 – Eight years after the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented – 30 million people will remain uninsured.

The biggest point about Obamacare that was made was about all of the newly covered people – and now we find out Obamacare is not only is it going to add to the deficit / debt, not only going to cost us more, but it still isn’t going to accomplish its main purpose.

Increase debt, cost more, more uninsured – is this REALLY anyway to run a Government program?

You are reading "Data Point – Obama: “We’re going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year.” by Skip Murphy originally posted at GraniteGrok.com (Home)

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Tim Condon December 29, 2012 at 09:48 AM
Insurance companies are private entities voluntarily organized to serve demonstrated needs in a freely interacting society. True, the marketplace has been badly skewed by government interference, as in so many other areas, but the fact remains that these companies voluntarily exist to provide goods and/or services that people purchase on a voluntary basis. Just like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and the other companies. There is a fundamental difference not between insurance, software, automobile, and merchandising companies (unless you feel that private, voluntary economic entities formed to provide services or goods to the public are *all* "scumbags" as you put it), but between FREE economic associations based upon VOLUNTARY interactions...versus government economic entities based upon coercion and non-voluntary extraction of wealth from society. That's my point in reaction to the foolish statement that "scumbag insurance companies are at the core of America's biggest problems." On the contrary, the entity "at the core of America's biggest problems" is what might be called "scumbag government," a glaring and unfortunate fact we all must face.
Tim Condon December 29, 2012 at 09:52 AM
If your measure of success is the ability to get elected, and then re-elected---a dubious metric, to be sure---then Obama is a fantastic success. The problem is that he is a failure in every way that is important to our continued well-being as a society.
steve forte December 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Correct. Thats the biggest problem with obycare. It does nothing to addrfess the real problem and that is rising healthcare costs. Unfortunatly the peoplke trying to " fix" healthcare didnt know what was wrong with it or what they were trying to fix.
Watts December 30, 2012 at 04:21 AM
@Tim Condon "...If your measure of success is the ability to get elected, and then re-elected---a dubious metric..." Do you realize just how embarrassingly ridiculous that you sound? Let us all know once you become elected to be the president of the united states. Until then, you remain the laughable little conservative troll, which we all know is a far stretch from a successful run for the president of the united states.
Tim Condon December 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM
@Watts: LOL, I am chastised! Obviously Obama is neither "unqualified" nor a "failure" as President. After all, he was elected, and then re-elected! Thus, he MUST be "qualified" to be President, and a "success" as President...or he wouldn't have been elected and then re-elected!. Do you see any possible problem with your logical structure there? As a laughable little conservative troll, I'm just asking. So does Thomas Sowell at http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/thomas-sowell-obama-is-takinus-g-forward-to-the-past/question-3401953/


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