Skip to comments.Health Premiums Up $3,065; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut [promised to do so by end of first term]
Posted on 08/01/2013 11:41:40 PM PDT by grundle
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.
What's more, premiums climbed faster in Obama's four years than they did in the previous four under President Bush, the survey data show.
There's no question about what Obama was promising the country, since he repeated it constantly during his 2008 campaign.
In a debate with Sen. John McCain, for example, Obama said "the only thing we're going to try to do is lower costs so that those cost savings are passed onto you. And we estimate we can cut the average family's premium by about $2,500 per year.
At a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, in February 2008, Obama promised that "We are going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500. We will not wait 20 years from now to do it, or 10 years from now to do it. We will do it by the end of my first term as president."
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It’s about the amount of increase I’ve had to pay...$500/month more than the previous amount which was $0/month.
What difference does it make?
Obama is an idiot.
No he is just a LIAR. He knows exactly what he is doing
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“No he is just a LIAR. He knows exactly what he is doing”.
He is a Liar. He does what he is told to do.
What did he do in his first term to even TRY to lower costs? Nothing that I know of.
Will any of our people use this against him and obamacare? Probably not, because they don’t want to hurt his feelings.
People who voted for him are idiots and the rest of us have to pay the price.