Hey all you young people (and not so young people) who overwhelmingly voted for Obama in 2008 and 20012 because you foolishly believed the propaganda that Obama and the Democrats are looking out for you – here’s an example of the reality of how Obamacare is affecting your healthcare costs:
According to Forbes.com the Obamacare “mandates have already had drastic effects on a number of colleges and universities, which offer inexpensive, defined-cap plans to their healthy, youthful students. Premiums at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., for example, rose from $245 per student in 2011-2012 to between $2,507 in 2012-2013. The University of Puget Sound paid $165 per student in 2011-2012; their rates rose to between $1,500 and $2,000 for 2012-2013. Other schools have been forced to drop coverage because they could no longer afford it.”
“There’s no such thing as a free lunch. If you ban lifetime limits, and mandate lower deductibles, and cap out-of-pocket costs” (as the Obamacare law has done), “premiums have to go up to reflect these changes.” Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/08/13/yet-another-white-house-obamacare-delay-out-of-pocket-caps-waived-until-2015/
Of course there will always be people who will vote based on the wonderful sounding promises made by the nanny-staters on the campaign trail. But as long as so many of you vote based on emotion rather than on reality the country will continue to decline.
As always, Democrats talk a good game, but as a wise man once said, “A rough style with truth is preferable to eloquence without it.” (Thinking of Obama.)
When will people face the economic truth that our government leaders can try to control prices, but they can never control costs? And whenever price controls are put into place, as in Obamacare, the exact opposite thing promised happens and we end up paying more.
Next time, instead of voting for eloquence, or coolness, or some other shallow thing, people need to educate themselves and vote based on facts, reality and the laws of economics. Only then will we begin to regenerate a once great country and revive her economy so that all boats are lifted by a rising tide.