Obamacare costs middle class families

Obamacare premiums increased 93%

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

Senator Tammy Baldwin is on quite a losing streak with PolitiFact. Baldwin earned several false ratings recently, and if they ever get around to her record on Obamacare, there is “pants on fire” rating waiting to go up in flames.

After Obamacare passed the House of Representatives Baldwin issued a press release claiming that the law would “offer a multitude of other reforms to make our health care system more efficient, less costly, and more effective in preventing illness, restoring, and maintaining good health for you and your family.”

For Wisconsinites who were stuck buying their health care coverage in the exchanges, perhaps after losing their doctor, premiums have increased by 93% since 2013.  For anyone lucky enough to avoid this fate, these increases tell the tale of a failed federal policy that has been wreaking havoc on middle class families.

Families in Wisconsin are certainly not alone.  While a 93% premium increase is alarming, some states have seen increases in excess of 200%.  These increases have cost middle class families around the country thousands of dollars a year.  Obamacare is a perfect example of the far reaching and dangerous impact of the federal government.  That’s why America needs health care reform that relies on transparency and a free marketplace, rather than government bureaucrats and Washington insiders.