Finally, I have a story for you that has nothing to do with Brett Kavanaugh. You might remember a few years back when the left told us they’d solved all of our healthcare problems. They told us if they made it a rule for us to buy insurance and they forced the companies to take us, healthcare would be affordable like never before.
Except it’s not. Even the leftist douchelords over at Vox are admitting it:
Let’s talk about a very important chart.
It came out earlier this week as part of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s annual look at employer-sponsored health insurance. And I think it does a lot to explain why Americans are frustrated with our health care system — and why they’re becoming more open to the idea of moving to single-payer.
Over the past decade, the size our insurance deductibles have skyrocketed. Deductibles have grown by 212 percent since 2008 — eight times faster than wage growth, and 12 times faster than inflation.
Just a decade ago, the average American with employer-sponsored coverage had a deductible of $303. Flash forward just one decade, and that number now sits at $1,350.
Hmm, I wonder what piece of legislation in the past decade could have driven up those healthcare costs.
Oh, I know! How about the giant clusterfu*k we call Obamacare. Everyone who isn’t tipsy from the lefty Kool-Aid has been warning of rising costs all along. Only to be called a bunch of tin-hatting haters of poor people. Yet here we are, with Vox, of all people, declaring our current healthcare system to be a bust.
If you think these numbers will make lefties see the light, think again. As the Vox article points out, this is going be the left’s rallying cry for telling the market to take a hike and implementing single-payer.
I mean, they’ve already done such a bang-up job with Obamacare. We’d be crazy to think we shouldn’t give the government even more control over our health. “I know things didn’t turn out like we said they would, but we pinky promise you it’ll work out this time.”
Yeah, I don’t think we’re gonna be falling for that bullhickey again: