Skip to comments.I Promise! Barack Obama’s Great Deception on Healthcare Premiums
Posted on 03/28/2013 2:31:51 PM PDT by Starman417
Remember way back to the 2008 Presidential campaign? Then Senator Obama made a promise, one he repeated over and over for the next few years. Here's a refresher of what he said:
"If youve got insurance through your employer, you can keep your insurance. We estimate we can cut the average familys premium by about $2,500 per year. If you dont have health insurance, then were going to provide you the option of buying into the same kind of federal pool that both Sen. McCain and I enjoy as federal employees. Were going to make sure insurance companies cant discriminate on the basis of pre-existing conditions. Well negotiate with the drug companies for the cheapest available prices. We are going to invest in information technology to eliminate bureaucracy and make the system more efficient. Weve got to put more money into preventive care."
This figure that Obama kept spouting ad nauseum was derived from a memo by three Harvard professors that were unpaid advisers to the Obama campaign. Their memo cites their "best guess" of annual savings of $200 billion. They then divided that by the U.S. population, multiplied out to represent a family of four, then they rounded down to get to the $2500 figure.
However, we ultimately got confirmation of something that just about every logical thinking American knew for the truth - that Obamacare would not drive costs down, but it would have the opposite effect and inflate healthcare costs across the board.
"During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term.
But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama's vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey.
Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 24% from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370.
What's more, premiums climbed faster in Obama's four years than they did in the previous four under President Bush, the survey data show."
Now fast forward to today and what does Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius have to say about Obamacare?
(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
I knew from the start it would be a complicated scheme to take money from productive wage-earners and give it to democrat voters.
So do we all get an additional $2,500 tax refund next year on top of what we normally would get?
The bastard is out there pushing other sweeping bills, all the lies of the past are forgotten.
Congressional Report: Obamacare Leads to Skyrocketing Premiums, 200 Percent Possible
IMPOSSIBLE ! only proves the Congressional Budget Office, independent actuaries, state insurance commissioners, health plans, and benefit consultants are all racists.
The justification for national health that I recall from long ago was that the cost to the individual for medical insurance was getting unmanageable. I guess the government response was, “quit your cryin’ or I’ll really give you something to cry about.”
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