Yup, this whole Obamacare fiasco is working out just great! Now with that said, were any of you, like me, more than just a little startled by the news that insurance companies are planning health insurance rate hikes of 10 percent or more in 37 states? Or by the fact that, according to the White House, this is actually considered as being one of the signs that Obamacare can said to be working?
White House Spokesmoron Josh Earnest explained to reporters that, thanks to Obamacare requirements, insurance companies are forced to report publicly any proposed rate hikes exceeding 10 percent for the coming period. State insurance regulators, he very confidently declared, would then conduct a review of the rate increases. So what is this boob’s point, exactly?
Apparently the fact that these rate increases are now public was the source for Earnest’s rather peculiar brand of optimism because he seemed quite confident that, ultimately, these proposed rate increases would not stand. According to this genius, “The result typically has been that after that state review is conducted, that insurance companies would slash their rates.” I guess we’ll see.
When asked if rate increases were contrary to Barry’s promise to reduce health care costs through Obamacare, Spokesmoron Earnest chose to spew the same drivel that we have heard ever since this thing was shoved through Congress essentially in the dark of night. That being, of course, the law’s supposed ability to slow down spiking health care premiums, which as we all know was a fallacy.
Earnest said, “Our goal of this has been to slow the growth in health care costs, and that has been our mantra.” And he went on to say, “And we have seen, as our economists can demonstrate to you, that since the health care law went into effect — since the Affordable Care Act went into effect health care costs in this country have grown at the slowest rate in recorded history, the slowest rate in 50 years.”
There is nothing that these clowns will not say in their continuing effort to claim that this ever-worsening debacle is somehow actually working. But the truth of the matter is that it is not. All that has been accomplished here is the destruction of what once the finest healthcare system anywhere on the planet. Because despite all of the claims, cost haven’t slowed, they’ve accelerated, and rather dramatically.
Look, nothing that was said regarding what would be accomplished by this nightmare has been accomplished. We still have millions of folks without insurance and those that are able to obtain insurance are now paying far more, through higher premiums, higher deductibles, or both, than they were before the Democrats ‘passed’ this monstrosity. The sole purpose behind this abomination was not to lower costs, but to expand the government’s ability to better control “We the People?”