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Administration Forced To Admit Obamacare Premiums Are Rising

The Obama administration has finally admitted, in a recently released report, that average healthcare premiums in 19 states will rise instead of fall.

President Obama campaigned for years promising the country that Obamacare will drive down healthcare costs for every American.

“My plan begins by covering every American,” Obama said in May 2007 where he first explained Obamacare. “If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less.”

“If you are one of the 45 million Americans who don’t have health insurance, you will have it after this plan becomes law. No one will be turned away because of a preexisting condition or illness,” Obama continued. “Everyone will be able buy into a new health insurance plan that’s similar to the one that every federal employee – from a postal worker in Iowa to a Congressman in Washington – currently has for themselves.”

Even before he was elected president, Obama argued at least 15 times that premiums would go down for families by an average of $2500.

However, according to a new HHS report, premiums for Obamacare’s “benchmark” insurance coverage, the second-lowest cost health plan, commonly called the “silver” plan, will rise by an average of 2 percent. And within the “silver” plan, premiums for its lower-tiered coverage, will rise by 5 percent.

The report shows data from the 35 states that report premium statistics. Some states like Alaska will see premium cost increases as high as 20 percent.

In all, premiums will fall in 14 states, rise in 19 others, while remaining flat in two states.

This is hardly the promise that Obama repeatedly made when he was trying to get Obamacare passed.

Health costs rising in several states is also the reason why Team Obama delayed the announcement about premium increases until after the midterm elections.

According to a Real Clear Politics average of polls, more than 52 percent of American voters oppose Obamacare.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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