–The Congressional Budget Office said Obamacare would reduce the deficit by more than $120 billion in a decade; but in April, the CBO quietly conceded that the projection wasn’t reliable. Shocker.
–The Washington Times reports that as a direct result of the Obamacare scheme to make health care more affordable, insurance premiums will be increasing in Colorado, Vermont (from 9.8 percent to 18.3 percent), Kentucky (up to a 17 percent increase by 2015), and Virginia (as much as 22 percent). This is an inevitable trend we’re seeing all over the country, as everyone who understands socialism anticipated.
–Stephen Parente, a professor of health economics at the University of Minnesota, and Michael Ramlet of American Action Forum project nationwide increases for the Obamacare silver plan of some 25 percent for individuals and families within five years, as well as an increase in the uninsured. Similarly bad results are projected for other categories of plans. This means that despite government spending increases, health care costs will still be higher, which is to say nothing of the reduced health care choices and deteriorating quality of treatment.
–Though Obamacare promised to reduce pressure on emergency room treatment by giving people greater access to primary care, we’re witnessing just the opposite result in many hospitals in Kentucky and across the nation, which are experiencing a surge of newly insured Medicaid patients going to emergency rooms.
–A headline reads, “NC Small Business Will Be ‘Hit Especially Hard’ By ObamaCare, May Drop Insurance For Workers.” Another reads, “Obamacare Hits Academia, Hard.”
I’m just part way through the list; shall I continue? Sorry. Out of space. But I trust you’re getting my drift.
David Limbaugh is a writer, author, and attorney. His latest book, “The Great Destroyer,” reached No. 2 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
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