RYAN: This law is hurting people right now. I mean, look at these premium increases this year: Arizona, 116 percent increase in premiums; Tennessee, 63 percent increase in premiums; Oklahoma, 69 percent increase in premiums; Illinois, 43 percent increase in premiums; North Carolina, 40 percent increase in premiums; Nebraska, 51 percent; Pennsylvania, 53 percent. These are statistics, these are real lives. These are real families facing huge premium increases and on top of this, you got a massive deductible so it doesn’t even feel like you have insurance in the first place. So, I think what’s happening now are Democrats, for ideological reasons, are trying to save their failing law – which was an ideological pursuit. The law isn’t working, it is failing. It’s nothing but a string of broken promises. Remember, “If you like your plan, you can keep it; if you like your doctor you can keep it; it’s going to lower costs”? It did none of those things. But what’s worse than the fact that Obamacare is a series of broken promises that have been thoroughly debunked, is this law is in what the actuaries call a death spiral. Plans are pulling out. About a third of the counties in this country have only one choice. That’s not a choice, that’s a monopoly.
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