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Obamacare’s advocates claimed that healthcare premiums would decrease for the average American, a near impossibility given the inefficiencies associated with its anti-market bias and huge new bureaucracy.
Today, even Obamacare’s most ardent supporters acknowledge that premiums will continue to increase for many Americans. A new MIT study predicts average premium increases in the range of 19% to 30% in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado.
A leading actuarial firm (Milliman) forecasts premium increases in Ohio of between 55% and 85%. And a Feb. 4 story in Politico cites a new survey that predicts premium increases of up to 169% for young, healthier individuals.
Remember, Obamacare’s stated goals are to shift generational costs from old to young, and poor to middle class. Both might be admirable but are wholly at odds with Obamacare’s promise to lower healthcare costs for everyone.