Obamacare is Killing the Average Family

The “fact” (!) that Obamacare was going to save the average family money on health care is just another Gruberism—a lie designed to get tyranny implemented, for the good of the “stupid” American voter, of course.

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From the Daily Signal: “Americans Are Spending 42 Percent More on Health Insurance Than They Did in 2007.”

Data on consumer spending show that spending on health insurance surged 42 percent from 2007 to 2013, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal. The rise reflects the increasing cost of health insurance and the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone buy extensive health insurance.

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Spending increases are not the same as cost increases. Home internet and mobile phones are the fastest growing expenditure categories because new services are available, not because of rising costs on old services. It’s a good thing when increased spending comes from more people choosing to buy better services.

As any Black Friday shopper can tell you, consumers are happy when they get more goods for lower unit costs. Congress can augment buying power by repealing policies that raise costs, such as trade barriers, the fuel ethanol mandate, and of course Obamacare. Reducing the cost of food, gasoline and health insurance would give American consumers more choice and extra disposable income.

Having just been through our annual benefits review meeting at work, it’s pretty plain that their goal is to keep things as confusing as possible so they can do whatever they want to us. It is working perfectly.

I know one family whose stated deductible went to $11,000 last year, though the husband’s employer graciously adds a supplemental plan on their own, to take the sting out of that. But… $11,000 for families and $5,500 for singles is way, way up from three years ago before the Obama-nightmare.

Yep, as has well been said: If you think health care is expensive now, just wait till it’s “free.” The ultimate in all disasters will be when single-payer is brought back to the table—and it’s coming, you can bet on that.