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Democrats Pushing for More Government Control of Your Health While Obamacare Failing

From: SENATE REPUBLICAN COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
As Obamacare Fails, Left Demands Trillion Dollar Government Takeover
'Not All The Calls To Repeal The Affordable Care Act Are Coming From Republicans,' 113 Democrats Want To Replace Obamacare With $32 Trillion 'Government-Run& Plan'
WALL STREET JOURNAL: "It's not too much to say this is a defining moment for whether the GOP can ever reform runaway entitlements. If Republicans fail, the next stop is single payer." ("The Senate's Health-Care Advance," The Wall Street Journal, 6/23/2017)
Former-President Obama, Senate Democrat Leaders, & Liberal Groups Have Called For Even More Government In 'Obamacare 2.0'
THE WASHINGTON POST: "Obamacare looks shaky & This, in turn, has rekindled calls on the left to create a European-style 'single-payer' system, in which the government directly pays for every American's health care." (Editorial, "Single-Payer Health Care Would Have An Astonishingly High Price Tag," The Washington Post, 6/18/2017)
"Not all the calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act are coming from Republicans. Three N.J. House Democrats are among 113 sponsors of legislation to replace the health care law& with a government-run, single-payer plan."("3 N.J. Democrats Also Want To Repeal Obamacare. But They Have A Very Different Solution," NJ.com, 6/17/2017)
"Obamacare 2.0: ... President Barack Obama is laying out a blueprint for addressing unsolved problems with his signature health law, including a renewed call for a 'public option' to let Americans buy insurance from the government." ("Obamacare 2.0: Obama Calls For Revisiting The Public Option," The Associated Press, 7/11/2016)
· "Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and most Senate Democrats coalesce around a government-run insurance agency as part of the solution to Obamacare cost woes..." ("When It Comes To A Public Option, It's A Battle Of Wills," Morning Consult, 10/03/2016)
· "Adding a government-run insurance option... has long been a goal of liberals." ("Senate Dems Unveil New Public Option Push For Obamacare," The Hill, 9/15/2016)
"Senate Democrats and liberal groups are unveiling a new push to add a public option on ObamaCare ... The effort is led by senators including Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), on track to be the next Democratic leader, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)..." ("Senate Dems Unveil New Public Option Push For Obamacare," The Hill, 9/15/2016)
· SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): "I signed on to ... a provision for us to consider a public option when it comes to health insurance." (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S. 5916, 9/21/2016)
· "Thirty-three mostly liberal Democrats, including all the Senate leadership, have signed onto a ... Senate resolution introduced last Friday to add the public option to Obamacare..." ("Democratic Liberals, Moderates Feud Over Public Option," Politico, 9/22/2016)
Government Plan 'Would Have An Astonishingly High Price Tag' - '$32 Trillion'
THE WASHINGTON POST: "[T]he government's price tag would be astonishing. When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) proposed a 'Medicare for all' health plan in his presidential campaign, the nonpartisan Urban Institute figured that it would raise government spending by $32 trillion over 10 years, requiring a tax increase so huge that even the democratic socialist Mr. Sanders did not propose anything close to it." (Editorial, "Single-Payer Health Care Would Have An Astonishingly High Price Tag," The Washington Post, 6/18/2017)
· "To realize the single-payer dream of coverage for all and big savings, medical industry players, including doctors, would likely have to get paid less and patients would have to accept different standards of access and comfort. There is little evidence most Americans are willing to accept such tradeoffs." (Editorial, "Single-Payer Health Care Would Have An Astonishingly High Price Tag," The Washington Post, 6/18/2017)



Obamacare's Record: 5 Years Of Skyrocketing Premiums
HHS Report: 'Average Premiums Were 105% Higher In 2017 Than In 2013'
SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Seven years ago, Democrats forced an unfair health care system on our country that they called the 'Affordable Care Act.' It turned out to be anything but. They told Americans it would lower their premiums - but Obamacare has increased premiums by an average of 105 percent in the vast majority of states on the federal exchange since 2013. Unless we act, we can expect similar trends for years to come." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/26/2017)
THE OBAMACARE RECORD - 2013 to 2017
'Cost Of An Individual Obamacare Policy Has Increased By An Average 105 Percent'
Raw Premium Increases: $2,928 Per Year, $244 Per Month
"The cost of an individual ObamaCare policy has increased by an average 105 percent from 2013 to 2017 in all 39 states that have used the federal exchange, the Trump administration said Tuesday. & average premiums were 105% higher in 2017 than in 2013&" ("Obamacare On Federal Exchanges Increased By Average 105% Since '13: Report," Fox News, 5/23/2017)
HHS: "Increase in Individual Market Monthly Premiums in Healthcare.gov States: Raw Increase: $244, Percent Increase: 105%." (Emphasis Added; "Individual Market Premium Changes: 2013 - 2017," Department Of Heath And Human Services, 5/23/2017)
· HHS: "The average 2013 monthly premium from [Medical Loss Ratio] data submitted by individual market issuers in the 39 states using Healthcare.gov in 2017 was $232. The average monthly premium for plans purchased by individual market consumers in the 39 Healthcare.gov states was $476 in 2017."(Emphasis Added; "Individual Market Premium Changes: 2013 - 2017," Department Of Heath And Human Services, 5/23/2017)
'Cost Doubled In 20 Of The States And Tripled In Three'
"The HHS official said the cost doubled in 20 of the states and tripled in three of them."("Obamacare On Federal Exchanges Increased By Average 105% Since '13: Report," Fox News, 5/23/2017)
HHS: "All 39 states using Healthcare.gov experienced an increase in individual market premiums from 2013 - 2017. In 2017, 62% of States using Healthcare.gov saw premiums double from 2013 rates. Three states - Alaska, Alabama, and Oklahoma - saw premiums triple from 2013-2017." ("Average Health Insurance Premiums Doubled Since 2013," Department of Heath and Human Services, 5/23/2017)
· "Alabama: Average Monthly Premium & Dollar Increase 2013 vs 2017: $397; Percent Increase 2013 vs 2017: 223%"
· "Alaska: Average Monthly Premium & Dollar Increase 2013 vs 2017: $697; Percent Increase 2013 vs 2017: 203%"
· "Oklahoma: Average Monthly Premium & Dollar Increase 2013 vs 2017: $414; Percent Increase 2013 vs 2017: 201%" ("Average Health Insurance Premiums Doubled Since 2013," Department of Heath and Human Services, 5/23/2017)
Posted July 03, 2017
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