STUDY: ObamaCare Has Increased Health Insurance Premiums
Posted by FactReal on September 28, 2011
|Obama repeatedly pledged his health care plan would lower premiums. However, a recent study found that ObamaCare is contributing to the rising health insurance costs for Americans:
● Insurance premiums rose by 9% in 2011:
● Some provisions of ObamaCare already in place contributed to 20% of that increase:
The worst is yet to come: Most of ObamaCare provisions don’t go into effect until 2014.
|Heritage has more details on the study:|
|This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust released a major survey on employer-sponsored health benefits in the United States. Among the many important findings in the report, one fact stood out: Americans are paying more and more for their health insurance every year, a concerning trend that is only getting worse under Obamacare. The report explains that:
Small businesses especially struggle to offer health benefits to their employees because of cost. According to Kaiser, 55 percent of small firms surveyed that did not offer coverage cited the high cost of insurance as the primary reason.
Obama in 2010: “Premiums will Decrease 3000% so you should get a Raise when ObamaCare is Passed”
|“Your employer, it’s estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent…which means they could give you a raise.”
Barack Obama – Mar 15, 2010
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