Obama-Care premium hikes are making Democrats sick
Premium increase-itis may be making Democrats sick now. But what they really fear is that it will spread to voters.
7 Jun 2022 ~~ By Merrill Matthews
Many Democrats seem to get sick in the fall during election years from a chronic disease known as premium increase-itis. That’s when Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obama Care) premiums are announced for the next year. And it appears that 2022 will see one of the worst outbreaks in years.\
As The Hill’s Peter Sullivan explains
: “The American Rescue Plan signed by President Biden last year temporarily increased financial assistance under Obama Care, but that increase is set to expire at the end of this year, causing an increase in  premiums for enrollees in the health law unless Congress acts.
“Notices about the premium increases would be sent out shortly before the midterm elections, adding political pain for Democrats in addition to the higher premiums for consumers.”
The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates
that without additional American Rescue Plan subsidies, the 14.5 million people in the ACA Marketplace – 13 million of whom receive taxpayer-supplied subsidies – will see an average 53 percent increase in their 2023 premiums
That’s almost exactly the same increase (55 percent) in the price of a gallon of gas
from 12 months ago. And you know how consumers are responding to that increase.
Let’s just say Democrats had different expectations when they passed, with no Republican support, the Affordable Care Act in 2010. They believed – or at least said they believed – President Obama’s
promise that premiums would go down once the federal government was managing health coverage. Democrats thought voters would see how affordable their Obama Care premiums would be right before going to the polls in election years and would show their appreciation by voting for Democrats.
Premium increase-itis may be making Democrats sick now. But what they really fear is that it will spread to voters — right before the November midterm elections.
Adding insult to injury. Once again Progressive Maoist/DSA Democrats are faced with the sins of their past actions.
Obama Care is a joke, it was NEVER affordable for those of the middle-class ,it is a mass distribution of wealth from the middle class to the poor, nothing more.
Expect the following:
The Quisling MSM will downplay or outright ignore it.
Notices about Obama Care price hikes most likely will not happen prior to the November 2022 midterm elections.
The hit's just keep coming.
53% increase in premium costs. Ouch! That includes the loss of the temporary subsidy?
How much increase in deductible?
So what becomes the total cost of premiums, deductible and copay?
Out of reach insurance.
Wonder what they will do to Medicare for next year?
A great president once said, "GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION
Name one thing that government has ever done well?