Obama: Obamacare Is Working, Americans Just Don't Know It

Well, yeah. It’s sort of hard to see how Obamacare is “working” through all premium increases, layoffs, new taxes and layers of new regulations.

“For the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, they’re already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act even if they don’t know it,” says the President. “Their insurance is more secure. Insurance companies can’t drop them for bad reasons. Their kids are able to stay on their health insurance until they’re 26 years old. They’re getting free preventive care.”

The problem with those “benefits” is that they all make our insurance more expensive. If you allow people to wait until they’re sick before they get insurance, you shrink the payer pool and make insurance more expensive. If you expand the number of people who must be covered by requiring “children” up to the age of 26 be covered on their parent’s policies, you increase the cost of insurance.

And “free preventative care”? Give me a break. Somebody has to provide that care. They don’t work for free. Unless the President is talking about some unknown class of health service slaves who are going to do checkups for nothing.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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