The train wreck that is Obamacare has been a major point of contention with millions of Americans. And since the Dems have been driving the bus on this disaster, one would think they would time the explosion of outrageous rate hikes for sometime other than one week before the November election. Duh!
Townhall reported this catastrophe:
The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein penned a prescient column in February, arguing that Obamacare was “off to a rocky” start in 2016. In the piece, he noted that potential political pain for Democrats would start to make headlines and land in consumers’ mailboxes around…well, right about now: “For months leading up to the election, voters are going to be hearing more and more about staggering rate increases coming in 2017. And this year, open enrollment – when individuals shopping for insurance can start to go online and see the premiums on new plans — begins on Nov. 1, or just one week before the election.
This means that for the months, weeks, and days leading up to the election, the Democratic presidential nominee and all of the party’s Congressional candidates are going to have to contend with news of sky-rocking rates coming from Obamacare as insurers struggle to make the business profitable,” he wrote. And that is exactly how things are playing out. USA Today is out with new reporting confirming that Obamacare rate spikes are being approved by regulators across the country — some even green-lighting increases above and beyond what insurers requested:
State insurance regulators across the country have approved health care premium increases higher than those requested by insurers, despite a national effort to keep rates for policies sold on Affordable Care Act exchanges from skyrocketing, a USA TODAY analysis shows. In eight states, regulators approved premiums that were a percentage point or more higher than carriers wanted, said Charles Gaba, a health data expert at ACASignups.net who analyzed the rates for USA TODAY.
Trump Campaign, are you listening? Slam Dunk! This speaks to the heart of America’s personal household budgets and it hurts. This is a slam dunk!