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Every con man has a pitch. Here was Obama's health care pitch, circa 2008-2010:
"we're gonna reduce costs an average of $2500 per family on premiums".
Obama's con didn't really fool anyone who was paying attention, but it did fool enough reality-challenged Democrats to get it shoved through Congress on a strict party line vote against the will of the American people. Thus, in spite of numerous Republican attempts to shut down ObamaCon, it is set to takeoff in January.
The thing about con men is, eventually they are unmasked, and the truth about Obama's health care con is coming out:
...the experts working for Medicare’s actuary have (yet again) reported that in its first 10 years, Obamacare will boost health spending by "roughly $621 billion" above the amounts Americans would have spent without this misguided law.
...Between 2014 and 2022, the increase in national health spending (which the Medicare actuaries specifically attribute to the law) amounts to $7,450 per family of 4.Between 2014 and 2022, the increase in national health spending (which the Medicare actuaries specifically attribute to the law) amounts to $7,450 per family of 4.
Obama's alleged $2500 premium cut is in reality almost a $7500 increase. That's quite a gap between ObamaCon's promise and it's sad reality.
But wait, there's more. The above ObamaCon insurance premium increases are calculated by family. What about those in the individual insurance market ? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released some massive spin the other day that should insult everyone's intelligence, by claiming premiums are “lower than originally expected.” Using our handy Obama-To-Truth Transmographer, we discover exactly what "lower than originally expected" means:
...we’ve been waiting to hear how much Obamacare will drive up the cost of health insurance for people who purchase coverage on their own. Last night, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finally began to provide some data on how Americans will fare on Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchanges.
Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis of the HHS numbers, Obamacare will increase underlying insurance rates for younger men by an average of 97 to 99 percent, and for younger women by an average of 55 to 62 percent.
The cheapest exchange plan for the average enrollee, compared to what a 40-year-old would pay today, will cost an average of 99 percent more for men, and 62 percent for women.
And people thought banks misled people with those so-called "predator" loans. Those banks don't hold a candle to the Artful Dodger Obama.
Of course, these astronomical ObamaCon premium increases don't take into account the insurance subisidies the Dodger is providing to people. Yes, in addition to huge rate increases, ObamaCon also creates a major new increase in the size of our already unsustainable welfare state. It's a two-fer. Liberals see this as a plus, because they aren't smart enough to make the connection between the subsidies and the corresponding tax increases. They don't seem to realize that we the people pay the subsidies. They laughingly believe the subsidies are "FREE", or something. Liberals also don't seem to realize that the other "FREE" stuff in ObamaCon, such as pre-existing conditions being covered, is the reason why premiums are increasing. Nothing is free. Liberals are like the dumb dog who thinks the ball has magically disappeared when you put it behind your back (if you don't believe me, watch how they react to this post).
Prior to Obama's wonderful health care con, we had a health care system that was too expensive. Many people couldn't afford health insurance, though they could get treated at a hospital if they needed it.
Now, we have a health care system that is even more expensive than it would have been without ObamaCon, have created a brand new huge welfare state on top of our already unsustainable one, have placed more demands on the business sector during an era of high unemployment, have placed government further between doctor and patient, and we are all mandated to get health insurance or be fined.
Amazingly, liberals call this an improvement. Somebody please hide their ObamaCon ball. Maybe they'll think it disappeared, as it should.