OOPS: In just 9 words, Hillary explains why she CANNOT be president

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida, October 26, 2016. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

There are many times where being able to look back and say, “I told you so” is cold comfort. Such is the case with the predictions those of us clear-thinking minds made when it came to President Obama’s signature legislation formerly known as the Affordable Care Act.

As we learned days ago, Obamacare premiums are set to increase an average of 25% across the 39 states serviced by the online marketplace healthcare.gov in 2017. Obama’s campaign promise that Obamacare would save the average household $2,500 in healthcare premiums clearly turned out to be false, as the average family premium has soared from $12,680 in 2008 to $17,500 in 2016. That’s a $7,320 difference in cost than was promised, and that’s before the 25% increase hits next year.

Of course, there was good reason to believe Obamacare would be a failure from day one. Those putting it into law couldn’t even launch a website properly, despite having nearly a billion dollars with which to do so. Since then, 16 of the 23 non-profit, state-chartered Obamacare co-ops through which insurance is sold have gone bankrupt, too. It’s no surprise that a law so poorly designed and administered would fail miserably in containing healthcare costs (and deductibles too — which have skyrocketed).

Of course, not everyone saw this coming….

hcHillary Clinton, who’s continually advertised her presidency as a continuation of the Obama years, may want to reconsider her marketing strategy. Suddenly just nine words sum up one big reason why Hillary should never set foot back in the White House: “Before it was called Obamacare, it was called Hillarycare.”
The fact checkers didn’t have much wisdom to offer, either.
I suppose they can no longer complain about all the times Congressional Republicans attempted to repeal the law, given how much of a disaster it is in hindsight. Even Obama is publicly acknowledging that the law is problematic in its current form, likening it to a “starter home” before moving into something else. Translation: we’re going to need more healthcare reform, to fix healthcare reform.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]


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