POSTED: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:01pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 10:58am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Remember how Obamacare was going to be so cheap.
I read again today in Forbes, President Obama, after all, said he'd prevent these sorts of prices.
His new health law gave state regulators the power to block premium increases.
It even created a federal agency to oversee insurance rates.
But, these bureaucrats are spectators to the price hikes.
They're mere wallflowers.
Even in the bluest of states.
Their silence is the best evidence of who is culpable for the increases.
It's the policy makers.
The President is accepting the premium hikes as an allowable consequence of his healthcare policies.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D. writes A California insurance broker, who sells health plans to individuals and small businesses, told me that she's prepping her clients for a sticker shock.
Her local carriers are hinting to her that premiums may triple this fall, when the plans unveil how they'll billet the full brunt of Obamacare's new regulations and mandates.
California is hardly alone.
Around the country, insurers are going to raise rates by double digits.
They're privately briefing politicians in Washington on what's in store.
Those briefings are leaving a lot of folks up and down Pennsylvania Avenue jumpy.
Nothing is free.
Not birth control, not healthcare.
What is now being call low-information voters are really going to be in for a shock.
That's my point of view what's yours?