Skip to comments.Health Premiums Up $3,065; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut
Posted on 11/25/2013 9:24:23 PM PST 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.
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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Right, promised to have plans kept and to save $2500.
Plans are going to be lost and will cost over $3000 more.
So what’s so wrong by missing by $6,000 a year for people who already hardly make it in this bad economy. Can’t they all just get a pass or lucrative government contract to make up for it?
The plan was to get it passed, and get more people addicted to their subsidy than there were people pissed off by their premium hike.
Of course, the obamites screwed this up, too.
Can’t believe how unfair Conservatives are, pointing all this out.
Obama is finally going to have to answer for something he did..., or in this case didn’t...
Mine only went $1200 bucks a year. For now.
Obama and his minions’ “$2500 savings” was just more of the same empty campaign rhetoric that pols make up out of thin air to buy votes without actually performing monetary transactions.
Trouble was that it wasn’t the same. Unlike other fake $ promises, this one couldn’t just be “disappeared” behind the foggy, occultic workings of BigGov. Premiums and policies are real bills and real contracts, affecting real lives and real budgets (unlike in unaccountable DC).
Obama thought he could make reality into one of those movies that mix the animated characters with the human actors. FAIL.
Whenever I see - D after a name, I know the D stands for Delusional. (And the R too often means “Repulsive”)
Oh no, that’s not the case at all. The explanation is that what was meant is that the $2500 savings is off of where premiums would now be had obamacare never passed. Of course such an explanation relies on an unprovable assertion, but what’s another calculated lie in the long list of whoppers?
Premiums up $3,000.
Do not forget about the doubling or tripling of deductibles.
And the increase in co-pays!
What is there to like in the Rats healthcare plan?
Is that just the premium? Was there an increase in deductible and out of pocket expense?
I still recall the obots cheering when obama made those claims.
Made me think of the Jim Jones followers in their blind loyalty to a man.
That’s a $5565 difference. Can’t blame Bush, or will they?...
Watch the King of Lies telling people with employer provided health insurance that they could see their premiums drop by “as much as 3,000 percent”.
Using math and numbers to make a point is just a radical right wing tactic to destroy 0bamacare and make poor people suffer. /sarc