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#DontDoubleMyRate (Health Care Edition)

Communications • September 25, 2013

Earlier this morning, the Health and Human Services Department released a report about premiums in ObamaCare’s federal exchange program. While the Obama administration is doing its best to create a rosy picture of ObamaCare, the facts leave much to be desired.

Flashback | Facts | WTAS | Digital Flyer 


Flashback

Facts

  • Obamacare will increase underlying insurance rates on the individual market for younger men by an average of 97 to 99 percent, and for younger women by an average of 55 to 62 percent.
  • ObamaCare will increase health spending by $7,450 for a typical family of four.
  • 57% of Americans oppose most or all of the proposals in ObamaCare.
  • Americans can expect to see health insurance premiums increase by as much as 400% due to ObamaCare.
  • ObamaCare does not guarantee you can keep your doctor.

The Latest WTAS About the President’s Health Care Law

“Thus was born Obamacare, a check-the-box, news-cycle expedient that would ultimately define a president.” (Barack Obama’s health-care conversion, Carrie Budoff and Glenn Thrush, Politico, 9/22/13)

“HHS’ press release is full of spin and happy talk about how premiums will be “lower than originally expected.” But the reality is starkly different.” (Double down: Obamacare will increase avg. individual-market insurance premiums by 99% for men, 62% for women, Avik Roy, Forbes, 9/25/13)

“There’s just one big catch: The report doesn’t actually reveal very much about what most people will pay.” (HHS reveals Obamacare coverage prices for federal exchanges, Brett Norman and Jason Millman, Politico, 9/25/13)

“The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation.” (Obamacare: One blow after another, Jennifer Haberkorn and Carrie Budoff Brown, 9/23/13)

“But averages can be misleading. When it comes to the new health care law, individuals can get dramatically different results based on their particular circumstances.” (Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press, 9/25/13)

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