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AP: Public Blames Gov’t For Higher Premiums!

From a suddenly concerned Associated Press:

AP-GfK poll: Another worry about new health law

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JENNIFER AGIESTA | December 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when the government’s insurance website is starting to run more smoothly, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds a potentially bigger problem for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Americans who already have coverage and aren’t looking for any more government help are blaming the law for their rising premiums and deductibles.

How crazy of them! But this just means the AP and the rest of the news media will have to redouble their efforts to convince the dumb masses that higher premiums and deductibles are actually a good thing.

Plus these changes were inevitable, anyway. Which is the new theme being introduced here.

Those are the 85 percent of Americans that the White House says don’t have to be worried about the president’s historic push to expand coverage for the uninsured…

Which assumes a blatant lie. Since no one is going to be protected from losing their insurance under Obama-Care. All pre-Obama-Care plans have been outlawed.

The cancellation of employer provided plans have just being delayed until after the midterms.

In the survey, nearly half of those with job-based or other private coverage say their policies will be changing next year — mostly for the worse.

And they are right.

Nearly 4 in 5 (77 percent) blame the changes on the Affordable Care Act, even though the trend toward leaner coverage predates the law’s passage.

Here we go. These changes were already underway. It has nothing to do with Obama-Care.

Sixty-nine percent say their premiums will be going up, while 59 percent say annual deductibles or copayments are increasing…

And these numbers would be a lot higher if the news media didn’t lie to the public constantly.

Fourteen percent said coverage for spouses is being restricted or eliminated, and 11 percent said their plan is being discontinued…

Employers trying to control their health insurance bills have been shifting costs to workers for years, but now those changes are blamed increasingly on "Obamacare" instead of the economy or insurance companies…

Yep. This is going to be the AP and the rest of the media’s new mantra. These changes were going to happen anyway. So don’t blame Obama-Care.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, December 16th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “AP: Public Blames Gov’t For Higher Premiums!”

  1. Whatever you do, don’t get sick and don’t die.




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