A DISMAL OBAMACARE UPDATE
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services confirms what many critics of Obamacare have claimed. Things are not so good.
“From 2013 To 2017, states experienced an average of 105 percent premium increase with the median state average increase being 108 percent,” the federal agency notes. “During this same period of time, average health care premiums in the individual market increased from $232 in 2013 to $476 in 2017.”
Some states suffered more than others, including Alabama, where premiums are up by 222 percent, plus West Virginia (169 percent), and Missouri, Montana and Pennsylvania, each up at least 120 percent.
Sixteen states had premium increases below the national average of 105 percent, 20 states had increases between 105 percent and 200 percent, and three states saw premiums up by 200 percent or more, the agency analysis said.