This post is by Jed Lewison from Daily Kos
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This is it, guys. This time Obamacare really is going to collapse under its own weight. Sure, Republicans have said that every year, but this time it’s really going to happen. So says Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), “the No. 4 Senate Republican.”
“Unless something dramatic happens, this may be the year of the health care law’s collapse,” Barrasso wrote Monday in a Washington Times op-ed. “Prices keep rising and service keeps fading. It should not surprise the administration that people are not signing up.” The senator said premiums are rising even as the choices of doctors and insurance plans are shrinking.
“As people log on to the government exchanges this year, they will see the telltale signs of Obamacare’s impending failure,” he adds. “These include: costs soaring, cancellations mounting, and choices disappearing.”
Uh-huh. Yes, we’ve heard that
and as before, it’s bunk. While, on average, there are premium increases, there are mitigating factors—choices in plans and tax subsidies to make those premium increases negligible for the majority of people enrolled.
And, as usual for Republicans, what you don’t hear from Barrasso is what his alternative is. Because the only alternative they’ve been able to come up with so far is, well, nothing. No insurance at all.