Don’t worry everybody, Obamacare rates may be skyrocketing, but the president wants you to know it’s only for a “handful of people” – everybody else gets subsidies! Cameron Cawthorne writes on the Washington Free Beacon:
President Obama downplayed rising health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act on Thursday while campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Miami, Florida.
Obama spent time mocking Republicans for their criticism of Obamacare and then questioned their targeting of rising premiums. While Obama acknowledged there were rising premiums, he downplayed the soaring costs by saying it only applied to a “handful of people” who do not get tax credits.
“Well, now it is true, premiums are going up for a handful of people who don’t get tax credits. That’s important. We’re going to work as hard as we can to do something about it,” Obama said. “We would have already done it if the Republicans had helped, but keep in mind their alternative would have been no health insurance. That’s what they had before.”
“So the reason I point this out was you watch the press conference and what you realize is they got no plan,” Obama continued. “They want to repeal because ideologically they’re opposed to the idea of helping these 20 million people get health insurance.”
According to federal government estimates, midlevel Obamacare plans will increase by about 22 percent next year, the New York Times reported last week.
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