Obamacare Costs Exploding, Ruining Healthcare AND Hillary Promises to Continue It

The Republicans warned from the start the Obamacare would be a disaster.  It is for that reason that NO Republicans voted for the bill.  Not even one.  They warned back then that the costs would skyrocket year after year and end in an eventual death spiral.  To hold this off, the Democrats delayed fully implementing the law until after Obama was re-elected.

Now it is happening.

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The AVERAGE increase will be 22%, but in places like Arizona it will be 145%!  All the while, the government says it is OK because 85% of recipients receive federal subsidies.  They claim this is good because it means their costs will not go up personally.  The problem is, somebody has to pay for those subsidies!  That means that the rest of us NOT on Obamacare have to pay for it through out taxes.

Table 1: Monthly Silver Premiums
for a 40 Year Old Non-Smoker Making $30,000 / Year
2nd Lowest Cost Silver Before Tax Credit 2nd Lowest Cost Silver After Tax Credit
State Major City 2016 2017 % Change
from 2016
2016 2017 % Change
from 2016
Alabama Birmingham $288 $492 71% $208 $207 0%
Alaska Anchorage $719 $904 26% $164 $163 -1%
Arizona Phoenix $207 $507 145% $207 $207 0%
Arkansas Little Rock $310 $314 1% $208 $207 0%
California Los Angeles $245 $258 5% $208 $207 0%
Colorado Denver $278 $313 12% $208 $207 0%
Connecticut Hartford $318 $404 27% $208 $207 0%
Delaware Wilmington $356 $423 19% $208 $207 0%
DC Washington $244 $298 22% $208 $207 0%
Florida Miami $262 $306 17% $208 $207 0%
Georgia Atlanta $254 $286 13% $208 $207 0%
Hawaii Honolulu $262 $347 32% $179 $178 -1%
Idaho Boise $273 $348 27% $208 $207 0%
Illinois Chicago $198 $291 48% $198 $207 5%
Indiana Indianapolis $298 $286 -4% $208 $207 0%
Iowa Cedar Rapids $284 $301 6% $208 $207 0%
Kansas Wichita $248 $361 46% $208 $207 0%
Kentucky Louisville $223 $229 3% $208 $207 0%
Louisiana New Orleans $332 $373 13% $208 $207 0%
Maine Portland $288 $341 19% $208 $207 0%
Maryland Baltimore $249 $309 24% $208 $207 0%
Massachusetts Boston $250 N/A N/A $208 N/A N/A
Michigan Detroit $226 $237 5% $208 $207 0%
Minnesota Minneapolis $235 $366 55% $208 $207 0%
Mississippi Jackson $283 $352 25% $208 $207 0%
Missouri St Louis $287 $310 8% $208 $207 0%
Montana Billings $322 $425 32% $208 $207 0%
Nebraska Omaha $313 $368 18% $208 $207 0%
Nevada Las Vegas $261 $282 8% $208 $207 0%
New Hampshire Manchester $261 $267 2% $208 $207 0%
New Jersey Newark $330 $353 7% $208 $207 0%
New Mexico Albuquerque $186 $258 39% $186 $207 11%
New York New York City $369 $456 24% $208 $207 0%
North Carolina Charlotte $409 $572 40% $208 $207 0%
North Dakota Fargo $304 $331 9% $208 $207 0%
Ohio Cleveland $234 $229 -2% $208 $207 0%
Oklahoma Okla. City $295 $493 67% $208 $207 0%
Oregon Portland $261 $312 20% $208 $207 0%
Pennsylvania Philadelphia $276 $418 51% $208 $207 0%
Rhode Island Providence $263 $261 -1% $208 $207 0%
South Carolina Columbia $314 $404 29% $208 $207 0%
South Dakota Sioux Falls $309 $448 45% $208 $207 0%
Tennessee Nashville $281 $419 49% $208 $207 0%
Texas Houston $256 $288 13% $208 $207 0%
Utah Salt Lake City $244 $292 20% $208 $207 0%
Vermont Burlington $468 $492 5% $208 $207 0%
Virginia Richmond $276 $296 7% $208 $207 0%
Washington Seattle $227 N/A N/A $208 N/A N/A
West Virginia Huntington $341 $419 23% $208 $207 0%
Wisconsin Milwaukee $326 $379 16% $208 $207 0%
Wyoming Cheyenne $426 $464 9% $208 $207 0%

This table and more are located at http://kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/2017-premium-changes-and-insurer-participation-in-the-affordable-care-acts-health-insurance-marketplaces/.

Obamacare has got to go.  The only way to do that is to elect Donald Trump.

 

 

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