Premiums Have Increased
Bob Casey Claimed ObamaCare Would Lower Premiums
When liberal U.S. Senator Bob Casey voted for President Barack Obama’s job-killing healthcare law, he specifically promised the legislation would lower premiums, but nearly two years later families are now paying more money for their health insurance.
Additionally, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that in 2011 the average healthcare premium climbed from $13,770 to $15,073, which amounts to a 9 percent increase.
As the New York Times reports:
“The cost of health insurance for many Americans this year climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers’ wages and adding more uncertainty about the pace of rising medical costs. A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit research group that tracks employer-sponsored health insurance on a yearly basis, shows that the average annual premium for family coverage through an employer reached $15,073 in 2011, an increase of 9 percent over the previous year.” (Reed Abelson, “U.S. Health Insurance Cost Rises Sharply, Study Finds,” The New York Times , 9/27/11)
“Bob Casey’s decision to make Barack Obama’s healthcare bill the law of the land has increased the average healthcare premium by $1,300,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Lance Trover. “With so many Pennsylvanians already suffering from the failed economic and energy policies of Bob Casey, this is just another costly burden that Casey has placed on the Keystone State.”
Bob Casey Promised That ObamaCare Would Lower Premiums
Casey Said Health Care Reform “Will Be Affordable For Americans.” CAVUTO: “But I guess, Senator, with all due respect they might get that but it’s going to come at a price. I mean, the CBO study says average folks premiums are going to go up more than $5,000. That’s a far cry from the president promising $2,500 premium cuts, right?” CASEY: “Well, I believe by the end of this we can pass a bill that will be affordable for Americans and will actually provide the kinds of protection they haven’t had up to this point in time. And I believe especially for small businesses.” (Fox News’ “Your World,” 11/30/09)
But Since ObamaCare Has Passed Healthcare Premiums Have Skyrocketed
2011: “The health-insurance premiums employers pay rose sharply this year, with the average annual cost of family coverage passing the $15,000 mark for the first time, according to a major survey.” (“Employer Health Premiums Rise Sharply,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/27/11)
- “The average annual family premium for 2011 was $15,073, up from $13,770 last year.” (“Employer Health Premiums Rise Sharply,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/27/11)
- “Still, with rising costs, workers paid more, up an average of $132 a year for family coverage. Since 1999, the dollar amount workers contribute toward premiums nationally has grown 168 percent, while their wages have grown by 50 percent, according to the survey.” (“Cost Of Employer Insurance Plans Surge In 2011,” Kaiser Health News , 9/27/11)
- “The cost of health insurance for many Americans this year climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers’ wages and adding more uncertainty about the pace of rising medical costs.” (“U.S. Health Insurance Cost Rises Sharply, Study Finds,” The New York Times , 9/27/11)
“The 9% average increase in family premiums for 2011, reported in an annual poll of employers performed by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, comes despite a continued trend toward more limited use of medical services in the U.S. Last year, family premiums rose just 3%, the survey found.” (“Employer Health Premiums Rise Sharply,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/27/11)