Weren’t premiums supposed to go down?

President Obama has made a lot of promises about the benefits of Obamacare, but the loudest and latest has been about lower premium costs.

“You should know that once we have fully implemented, you’re going to be able to buy insurance through a pool so that you can get the same good rates as a group that if you’re an employee at a big company you can get right now — which means your premiums will go down.” – President Obama, July 16, 2012

But we now know that’s definitely not the case.

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This map breaks down premium changes in almost every county in the United States. The findings?  Only eight states will see reductions in their premiums – all other 42 states will see premium increases. In some states, like Nevada and New Mexico, Americans will face increases, on average, over 140%.

Yikes.

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What Americans all across the country want and need are alternatives that lower their costs and increase their access to quality health care. But low cost and high quality are not possible under President Obama’s government-centered health care law.  A health care system that works is one that allows individuals to decide for themselves what works best for each family, each American. House Republicans understand that health care is personal – not political. Our plan focuses on the individual – not the government – which is the only way to achieve low-cost, high-quality care across the nation.