Thinking Americans knew Obamacare was going to be awful. You don’t add 30 million new customers, without respective doctors, and expect to keep premiums low. One of Obamacare’s architects proclaimed announcements of 25% premium increases are not that big a deal.
According to The Blaze:
News broke Monday that premiums are set to soar 22-25 percent on average for users of most Obamacare health care plans next year, despite claims that the law would curb rising costs.
That’s only a national average, however, as many states could see their premiums more than double. In the case of one state, Arizona, some residents are looking at potential premium hikes of more than 116 percent.
But according to Emanuel, the premium increases are actually “not a big increase” at all. Or at least that’s what he claimed Tuesday during an interview with Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC after she asked him why Americans should have “faith” in the ailing health care law.
“First of all, for those people who are getting insured on the exchanges, that 22 percent price rise is for the premium,” Emanuel explained. “But 83 percent of them get subsidies.”
“For those people who are getting subsidies, the vast majority of people, there will be no real change in their premiums because they get subsidies and the subsidies are linked to the premium increases,” he added.
Emanuel’s jargon-filled answer did not satisfy Ruhle. “Doctor, that’s so confusing,” she interjected.
“It’s not a big increase,” he responded, before alleging that health care costs are “down at historic lows for most people.”
“Why does it have to be this complicated?” Ruhle inquired. “People just want to take care of their families, and they want to be able to afford it.”
Emanuel responded by saying that 77 percent of people who use Obamacare can find plans that have premiums of $100 per month or less.
It’s interesting that this individual could not give a straight answer, and instead just kept throwing confusing statistics at the argument.
The case is that premiums are sky-rocketing all over the country and Obamacare is behaving the way its architects designed it to perform…raise premiums until the system collapses, and then bring in a single-payer system.
Watch his comments below: