Skip to comments.New Study Underlines Unfulfilled Promises of Health Care Bill (Well, DUH!)
Posted on 09/29/2011 11:41:32 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation underlines that many of the promises surrounding President Obamas health care legislation remain unfulfilled, though the White House argues that change is coming.
Workers at the Flora Venture flower shop in Newmarket, NH, remember when presidential candidate named Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., promised that their health care costs would go down if they elected him and his health care plan was enacted.
On May 3, 2008, the president told voters that he had a health care plan that would save the average family $2,500 on their premiums.
Last year workers at the flower shop saw their insurance premiums shoot up 41 percent. I basically work for the health care payments, says manager Pat Cowhig, whose husband has medical issues.
The Kaiser Family Foundation shows family premiums topped $15,000 a year for the first time in 2011, increasing a whopping 9% this year, three times more than the increase the year before. The study says that up to 2% of that increase is because of the health care laws provisions, such as allowing families to add grown children up to 26 years old to their policies.
So what about that $2,500 in savings the president pledged? White House deputy chief of staff Nancy-Ann DeParle insists families will see that savings by 2019.
Many of the changes in the Affordable Care Act are starting this year, and in succeeding years, DeParle told ABC News, and by 2019 we estimate that the average family will save around $2,000.
The Kaiser study also indicates employers are switching plans and shifting costs onto employees. Half of workers in smaller firms now face deductibles of at least $1,000, including 28 percent facing deductibles of $2,000 or more, according to the study.
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The worst part of the whole Obamacare struggle was watching those Socialists knowingly lie. They must be called to account.
I’ll tell you one thing though, if Obamacare is voted unconstitutional by the Supremes, don’t expect any of these increased costs by the insurance companies to go down any. They will continue to gouge the American public with these increased expenses even if Obamacare is gone. They will not lower their insurance premiums one iota. All that profit will be just gravy to them. And once again, the American public gets it in the jugular.
I posted this on another thread, it’s important to know:
Obamacare has already damaged the healthcare system beyond repair.
Hospitals are currently restructuring, instituting new policies, procedures and systems to take advantage of money from the Obamacare bill.
If the bill stands, the regulations and restrictions to get this money will have hospitals turned in knots trying to get the money, and healthcare delivery will suffer.
If the bill is struck down, and the money vaporizes, youll see a lot of hospitals fail.
ABC News is working triple-overtime to throw Barry under the bus.