- Americans eat too much of the wrong kind of food, resulting in obscenely high obesity rates for the country.
- Our food chain is infested with overdoses of high fructose corn syrup, salt, sugar, and other unhealthy additives.
- Americans smoke too much.
- Americans do not exercise enough.
- The country is in serious need of health care tort reform.
- Barriers to insurance company competition across state lines need to come down.
- Obama Care never “followed the money” to find out who is actually profiting from the ever escalating healthcare costs in this country and how to get those factors under control.
- Obama Care never got the immense amount of fraud and abuse in current government healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid, under control in order to save money to efficiently fund other government health care initiatives.
- Obama Care never put serious research money towards curing the major diseases that drive high healthcare costs such as high frequency cancers and dementia type diseases.
- A new research study shows that on average the premium costs for the most popular Obama Care plan tier will increase 34% in 2018.
- The study was conducted by the Avalere Health organization.
- Their study blamed three factors for the increasing premiums, the fact that Trump eliminated some illegal taxpayer subsidies to insurance companies, his recent executive order to promote choice and competition in health care, and the debate over repealing and replacing Obama Care in Washington.
- The Alavere people seem to overlook the fact that it is unknown but highly unlikely that the illegal subsidies that Trump cut would have ever filtered down to individual policyholders and if some of that taxpayer largess did filter down it would be relative minor since the main taxpayer subsidies, the legal ones, are still intact.
- Alavere also seems to forget that Obama promised that Obama Care would increase competition in the health insurance market but when Trump does the same thing Alavere looks on it as a bad thing.
- And finally, the argument to repeal and replace Obama Care has been going on for years and over those years Obama Care costs continued to skyrocket so blaming the debate in 2017 is silly and wrong.
- In addition, “a U.S. District Judge in San Francisco said the administration’s stance on withholding the funding had the “stronger legal argument.” Rare is the argument that Democrats, who passed Obamacare without knowing “what’s in it,” failed to fill gaping legal holes such as subsidies that they overlooked.”
- Conversely, the Heritage Foundation’s research shows that Obama Care’s massive regulation burden is a primary root cause of ever higher costs.
- According to Alavere, Obama Care bronze plans’ premiums will increase an average of 18% in 2018, the silver plans will go up an average of 34%, the gold plans will go up an average of 16%, and the platinum plans will go up an average of 25%.
- Average premium costs will go down in only three states, Alaska, Arizona, and North Dakota, small states relative to the overall Obama Care population.
- At that time, the Health and Human Services (HHS) organization had just released a report that showed that on average the insurance premiums for individual health insurance policies doubled in cost under Obama Care.
- This doubling took place between 2013, the year the law took effect through 2017.
- The study that reached this conclusion came from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).
- HHS spokesperson, Alleigh Marre confirmed the findings: “With data that shows average premiums doubling nationwide and Americans paying nearly $3,000 more for health insurance per year, this report is a sobering reminder of why reforming our healthcare system remains a top priority of the Trump Administration. The status quo is unsustainable.”
- But wasn’t Obama Care supposed to fix this problem, Ms. Marre, with Obama promising that some American families would see up to a $2,500 decrease in annual health insurance policies?
- According to the research, average individual insurance premiums, the core of Obama Care, doubled from $2,784 a year in 2013 to $5,172 in 2017, a 105% increase.
- The 39 states that relied on the Federal exchange to purchase health insurance also saw large increases in individual health insurance plans over that time frame.
- Three states, Alaska, Alabama, and Oklahoma saw premiums triple from 2013 to 2017.
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