If it's possible to have news about ObamaCare that is simultaneously shocking and not shocking, this is probably it:
Premiums for mid-level Obamacare health plans sold on the federal exchanges will see their biggest jump yet next year, another speed bump in the administration’s push for enrollment in the final months of the U.S. president’s term.
Monthly premiums for benchmark silver-level plans are going up by an average of 25 percent in the 38 states using the federal HealthCare.gov website, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a report today. Last year, premiums for the second-lowest-cost silver plans went up by 7.5 percent on average across 37 states.
It's shocking because this is a massive premium hike for millions of Americans. The cost of health insurance is going to get significantly more expensive, and that'll put a lot of pressure on family budgets across the country.
But it's not shocking because we saw this coming. From the beginning ObamaCare has been making health care more expensive, not more affordable.
Now's the time to put a stop to this madness. And that means full and complete repeal of ObamaCare.
You can read more about these rising ObamaCare premiums from my IWV colleague Hadley Heath Manning in her new column in the Washington Examiner. Then, please click on the social media icons below to share this important story with your friends and family: