While campaigning for President back in 2008, Barack Obama had an appealing pitch for his healthcare plan. Not only would we all get health insurance, the average family would save $2,500 a year on their health insurance premiums! The day of skyrocketing health costs would finally be over, after decades of rising far beyond inflation.
Well, that didn’t happen.
ObamaCare was off to a bad start from day one. Obamacare’s website itself barely even worked for months after its launch, and while the website took off like a North Korean rocket, the program itself was no better.
As everyone reading this with health insurance knows, they didn’t get to keep their plan if they liked it. Their rates didn’t go down, and there was another kicker: their deductibles went up. Average deductibles for those insured under ObamaCare range from $3000-$5000, meaning that even those who went from “uninsured” to “insured” under the law, they likely can’t even afford to use that insurance. It’s health insurance in name only.
And guess what? Those costs are going up again – by more than ever! As Louder With Crowder reported:
Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less.
A 25% rate increase. I bolded so you wouldn’t miss it. To lessen the sticker-shock come 2017. What were you going to do with that “disposable” income anyway? Car payment? Groceries? Your rent/mortgage?
That is insane.
Every time the government touches a sector of the economy, it screws it up, and healthcare is no exception. They’ve failed in healthcare, and they’re not even close to done yet. Hillary Clinton promises to continue the Obama legacy – and part of her platform is “debt free” college. If her plan does to college costs what ObamaCare does to healthcare costs, it’s time to be scared…