Surprise! New Study Shows ObamaCare Caused Massive Increases in Premiums...
Look, if you read LwC regularly, it's likely not shocking to you that Obamacare has been a crapfest of massive proportions (see Surprise! ObamaCare Costs Rising Higher and Higher. The Numbers… and NEW REPORT: ObamaCare Numbers Are Getting Worse and Worse…). Also not shocking? That premiums have been skyrocketing. Odds are your premiums, your family's premiums, and your dog's premiums, have gone up. Because hooray, healthcare for all.
Even though the utter suckage of all things socialized-healthcare isn't new, it's still good to have yet another study to back that up. You know, for when you're arguing with leftists and their feelings...
An S&P Global Institute analysis [shows] individual market per member per month (PMPM) costs from May. The figure below from the S&P report shows trends in PMPM costs for the individual and employer-provided markets. The ACA is responsible for the huge spike, clearly shown in the figure, in the individual market PMPM costs, which by early 2015 exceeded PMPM costs in the employer markets.
The data shows a huge increase in PMPM costs in the individual market between 2013 and 2015. According to S&P, PMPM costs increased 38% between 2013 and 2014, and another 23% between 2014 and 2015. The two-year increase (69%) is the product of the two single-year increases.
Thus far, the result is significantly worse than expected, with far fewer enrollees - particularly younger and healthier enrollees - than projected, and substantial market instability.
The numbers don't lie. Affordable healthcare has ended up costing everyone more than ever before. Funny how those "free" and "affordable" things never end up actually being free, huh? (watch Even Chris Matthews DESTROYS Bernie Supporter on Free College)
That's the thing with government-mandated medicine or government-mandated anything. Someone has to pay for it somehow. And if the math doesn't work out the way the pencil-pushing dweebs in DC anticipate (because young people don't want to board the crap train ObamaCare), then the whole train crashes. The buck always gets passed to taxpayers. So it isn't actually "free" you little snot-nosed crapweasels demanding free medical care simply because YOU WANT IT and CANNOT PAY FOR IT your darn, useless selves!
In America it used to be if you wanted something, you purchased it. You purchased it through money you earned. Well we're passed that now. The results? Not as rosy as you leftist dunderheads thought it would be, eh? That's because you're idiots who wouldn't listen to reason, but instead thumped your chest in moral superiority for monopolizing the feels. Well congratulations. Now everyone gets to pay MORE for their health care. Feel good about yourselves?
We tried warning you for years. Don't say we didn't try to get through your thick skulls...