Thursday, October 23, 2014

I Thought ObamaCare Is Supposed To Lower Costs, Premiums

ObamaCare, the gift that keeps on giving to the gOP.
From Fox News: ObamaCare rate increases are coming to some key battleground states, fueling Republican attacks ahead of next month’s midterm elections.
“It looks like we're going to have double digit premium increases in places like Alaska, and Iowa and Louisiana, said health economist John Goodman. “Where we've got very close races for Senate, and Republican candidates are making a big deal over this."
The next ObamaCare open enrollment season begins Nov. 15, just 11 days after the Nov. 4 elections. Because the enrollment season is so close, the rate increases in many states already are known.
"Where we have the tight Senate races, the fact that we're getting these big rate increases just adds fuel to the fire for ObamaCare as a political issue and the Republicans’ attack on it," said Bob Laszewski of Health Policy and Strategy Associates.
In Iowa, for example, where Republican Joni Ernst is challenging Democrat Bruce Braley for the Senate, the Des Moines Register recently reported that premiums will be rising by double digits.
"We heard just last week," Ernst said in a debate Oct. 16, "that health care policies, their cost is going up an average of 19 percent..."
In the Louisiana race, Democratic senator Mary Landrieu has tried to distance herself from the president, even as he suggested those who do that still really support him.
But the largest insurer in the state, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, will raise rates as much as 19.7 percent, so her opponent, Republican Bill Cassidy, is running an ad with supporters pegged to the issue.
Luckily for the GOP, the Democrats own ObamaCare 100%, and while ObamaCare has a couple of good things in it, it has also caused horrendous problems with the country, including making hordes of full time workers into part time workers.
So, when the GOP takes over the Senate in a few weeks, we can thank ObamaCare for that, among other reasons.

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