The cost of health insurance will go up dramatically under Obamacare, people are starting to realize. This will be true especially for the young healthy types that aren’t buying insurance now but will soon have to; that is to say, the currently uninsured, the ones Obamacare is supposed to help!
What a surprise! Who knew? Who could have guessed that would happen? How could forcing insurance companies to take everybody, charge everyone the same, and provide free services possibly raise insurance rates? I thought Obamacare was the way we were going to rein in health care costs. After all, the program is called “The Affordable Health Care Act”!
Yet more reason to wonder, how can Obamacare possibly–even theoretically– work?
From N.C. Aizenman in the Washington Post:
Many young, healthy Americans could soon see a jump in their health insurance costs, and insurance companies are saying: It’s not our fault.