Donald J. Trump is burning down the house in speech after speech lately. Little wonder because there is plenty of tinder to get the fire to blaze forth. The biggest fuel for Trump’s fire is now ObamaCare. ObamaCare as every logical person could see, as we did in 2009, was a catastrophe. We called it a Frankenstein let loose among the villagers prepared, willing, and able, to kill.
The villagers are now fully aware of the monster as it ravages across the countryside:
Democrats are increasingly acknowledging that the Affordable Care Act has an affordability problem.
Former President Bill Clinton said recently that people who are ineligible to get subsidies to buy ObamaCare insurance are “getting killed.”
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said this month that “the reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people.”
Even President Obama said in a speech last week that “there are going to be people who are hurt by premium increases.”
Premium increases??? That’s not what the flim-flam man and his Lurch wife with her history of patient dumping schemes promised.
Obama: Under Obamacare, health care will cost less than your cell phone bill pic.twitter.com/35ZZGVTtDL
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) October 25, 2016
Yeah, Obama used to promise that his ObamaCare Frankenstein would be your friend. Instead, ObamaCare is a monster that kills after it robs your wallet. Barack Obama lied and ran his flim-flam scams. The Obama Dimocrats helped Obama pass the scam. If there is justice, Obama and the Obama Dimocrats will be burnt to the ground this November for what they have done:
Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election.
Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less.
Moreover, about 1 in 5 consumers will have plans only from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna scaled back their roles.
“Consumers will be faced this year with not only big premium increases but also with a declining number of insurers participating, and that will lead to a tumultuous open enrollment period,” said Larry Levitt, who tracks the health care law for the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
Republicans pounced on the numbers as a warning that insurance markets created by the 2010 health overhaul are teetering toward a “death spiral.” Sign-up season starts Nov. 1, about a week before national elections in which the GOP remains committed to a full repeal.
“It’s over for Obamacare,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said at a campaign rally Monday evening in Tampa, Florida.
Trump said his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, “wants to double down and make it more expensive and it’s not gonna work. … Our country can’t afford it, you can’t afford it.” He promised his own plan would deliver “great health care at a fraction of the cost.”
The new numbers aren’t too surprising, said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who chairs a committee that oversees the law. It “does little to dispel the notion we are seeing the law implode at the expense of middle-class families.”
ObamaCare was always a scam. Young people who did not need health insurance because they were healthy (at most they might want catastrophic health insurance which ObamaCare banned from existence) were supposed to be forced to buy insurance to pay for the health insurance of others. Medicare was raided by hundreds of billions to pay for the ObamaCare scam. The worst part of ObamaCare was that those who took care of their health were to be punished with high insurance costs to pay for insurance for those who did not take care of their health. It was a scam by which the Federal Gangster Government would force citizens by the coercive powers of the state to give their money to the health insurance companies and in turn, because of high premiums and shockingly high deductibles, when you needed the insurance to pay, you would get nothing but more bills. It was a scam from top to bottom.
The mathematics of the scam never made any sense as we so often pointed out. Health insurance could be obtained when needed and because insurance could not be denied because of preconditions it meant that a person who purchased ObamaCare only during a medical emergency would be rewarded. After the medical emergency ObamaCare could be dropped by such a person without consequence. Forced “grace” periods made it easy to buy ObamaCare only when medical emergencies made it a smart choice.
ObamaCare never made any sense. We knew from the very beginning that people would be smart enough to take advantage of a system that had so many built in welcome mats for scam artists. ObamaCare was the product of a scam artist so naturally it attracted more scams.
Now the very basic foundation of the scam is there for all to see:
The Obama administration is trying to calm the panic over soaring ObamaCare premiums by pointing to subsidies many will receive to offset the cost — but analysts and GOP lawmakers counter that those subsidies nevertheless will stick taxpayers with a rising bill.
With enrollment set to begin Nov. 1, the administration announced Monday that premiums are set rise an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market. Some states, such as Arizona, will see premiums jump by as much as 116 percent. [snip]
Analysts say it’s safe to assume taxpayer costs will rise. Miller noted that HHS reported an average subsidy of $291 per month in 2016. A 25 percent increase in premiums would theoretically translate into an extra $73 per month, or about $870 a year per person.
“If you assume conservatively that there’s 10 million people getting subsidies, that’s an extra $8.5 billion in extra costs taxpayers are getting hit by going into next year,” he said.
Other experts warned this is likely to continue as long as premiums keep rising.
“Its real simple, premiums are going up and up, and subsidies are going to go up with them,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and a former CBO director, told FoxNews.com.
Didn’t Obama say ObamaCare would bring premiums down? Yes Obama said ObamaCare would bring premiums down but ObamaCare premiums continue to rise. Deductibles will rise too.
If anyone thinks Donald J. Trump won’t win Arizona wait till Arizonians learn their premiums might go up by “as much as 116 percent”. In state after state as the higher premiums are announced on November 1, Donald J. Trump will rise to #1 in the vote counts.
Donald J. Trump is on fire as he burns down ObamaCare:
“It’s over for ObamaCare!!!”
Everywhere he goes, Donald J. Trump is on fire with substance and detail as he attacks ObamaCare:
The scam known as ObamaCare is over! says Donald J. Trump as he details some of the big problems of ObamaCare. As November 1 approaches those who support ObamaCare face a Frankenstein monster Halloween. This year Halloween won’t be on October 31, it will be November 1.
Donald J. Trump promises to slay the Frankenstein monster called ObamaCare. The villagers are happy to see Trump come to their rescue.