Didn’t Barack Obama Promise that Obamacare would Lower Costs … Health Insurers Raise Some Rates by Double Digits
LION LYING KING: Remember when President Barack Obama said that Obamacare would lower costs for insureds, REALLY? It’s just yet another Obama lie to “We the People”.
For those of us who hold President Obama to his word, unlike the liberal MSM, you will remember in the second debate with John McCain in 2008, Obama promised, “We’re going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year.” Obama would then go on the stump and continually make the promise that Obamacare, the socialized government take over of healthcare, would lower premium costs. Just curious America, did Obama work with your employer to lower your health care premiums this year by $2500? Heck, mine went up by about 25%. Investors Business Daily has previously provided the data that shows Obama’s math problems when it comes to premiums.
But like everything else when it comes to this president, no one wants to hold him accountable. Maybe when millions of insureds realize they were duped, maybe, just maybe ”We the People” will finally do the responsible thing and punish Obama, Democrats and the MSM for their lies.
As reported in the NY Times, Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums.
Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers.
Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own.
In California, Aetna is proposing rate increases of as much as 22 percent, Anthem Blue Cross 26 percent and Blue Shield of California 20 percent for some of those policy holders, according to the insurers’ filings with the state for 2013. These rate requests are all the more striking after a 39 percent rise sought by Anthem Blue Cross in 2010 helped give impetus to the law, known as the Affordable Care Act, which was passed the same year and will not be fully in effect until 2014.
In other states, like Florida and Ohio, insurers have been able to raise rates by at least 20 percent for some policy holders. The rate increases can amount to several hundred dollars a month.
How are those Obama lies working out for you America?