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FLASHBACK: Wasn’t #Obamacare gonna make Healthcare costs go DOWN by 3000%??

Obamacare Snake Oil

Lost among current concerns over the White House’s foreign policy “successes” is an issue much closer to home: the Affordable Care Act and its deleterious effect on our healthcare system, our economy and our nation’s psyche.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not seeing the term “Obamacare” used as much as I once did. Of course, that’s likely due to journalists’ desire to shield Obamacare’s namesake from news like this, from Investors Business Daily:

“…Forty-six percent of Americans now describe health costs as ahardship,” up from 36% in 2013…” 

A “hardship”, you say? Almost HALF of the country?

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“Unexpectedly”: #Obamacare costs to double, …or triple

Obama - Pay up America

There’s a reason that the Affordable Care Act was named such: it was purported to make health care more affordable for one and all. Cost and affordability was its entire raison d’être, and naysayers were either shouted down or called bold-faced liars

But reality doesn’t much care about someone’s preferred talking points, and it was a foregone conclusion that costs for this legislative Golem-on-steroids were going to skyrocket far beyond the benign assurances of Obamacare’s most vocal proponents.

Tellingly, that hasn’t been just the opinion of various wild-eyed conservative pundits like yours truly, but also that of a living liberal saint in American political history:

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