You know, sometimes it’s easy to grow weary of posting what a disaster Obamacare is and will continue to be. And generally, when I feel the temptation to just give up, I’m easily reinvigorated by one glance at the above photo. Of course, the seemingly endless amount of horror stories resulting from Obamacare don’t hurt either. Which brings me to the Obamacare horror story du jour. Health care premiums have risen $3,000 since Obama has been president.
From Investors Business Daily:
During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term.
But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama’s vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey.
Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 — 24% — from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370.
I urge you to share this information with your friends and family. It’s too important not to. See, I happen to know first hand that Obamacare raises premiums. I am self-employed so I do not have an employer based health insurance plan. My wife and I began purchasing health insurance when we got married even though we could barely afford it. Shortly after Obamacare was passed, our premium increased by more than 50%. When I called my insurance company to ask why, I was told that it “was a direct result of the new health care legislation.” Consequently, we could no longer afford our premiums and we lost our insurance. Since that time we have made other arrangements but the point remains: Obamacare doesn’t lower the cost of anything. In fact, the opposite is true.
It’s funny to me that people think they’re being compassionate by supporting laws like this when, in actuality, they’re hurting those who are responsible. That is not compassion. It’s stupidity. This law will kill our health care system. It must be repealed.