President Blames Businesses for Higher Insurance Premiums
According to President Obama, higher insurance premiums have nothing to with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). No, you should blame employers and insurance companies. The AP at a health care law pep rally in California reported:
The president said there would be "glitches" and "hiccups" in getting the system up and running. He said current premium increases Americans may experience are not a result of the law, but the result of employers shifting costs to workers or insurers "jacking up prices unnecessarily."
To steal from ESPN: C’mon man!
- Washington bureaucrats are responsible for costly mandates on insurance plans, not businesses.
- It’s the health care law that contains the $130 billion health insurance tax (HIT) that will be passed onto consumers, and IRS officials are the ones who could make it $70 billion more costly.
- It’s the health care law that contains $835 billion total in new taxes.
The President has embraced the PPACA so much that he’s called it “Obamacare.” He should own up to the consequences of the law and not shift blame.