Even The Cheapest Obamacare Plans Are "Unaffordable" In 94% Of American Cities, New Study Finds | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Even The Cheapest Obamacare Plans Are "Unaffordable" In 94% Of American Cities, New Study Finds

We've frequently warned that Obamacare is locked in an inescapable death spiral that will result in its inevitable failure. The problem is that the folks who make too much to qualify for subsidies (currently defined as roughly $80,000 for a family of 3) are increasingly being priced out of the market for individual insurance by Obamacare's 30%+ price hikes that consistently come year after year. Meanwhile, those "rich" families making $80,000 a year are the ones expected to overpay for their health insurance so that a portion of their premiums can be "spread around a little bit" (as Obama likes to say) to subsidize the premiums of others. Of course, it's easy to see the circularity here as higher premiums equals less "full-paying" customers and less subsidies equals higher premiums...until the whole system collapses.

Luckily you no longer have to take our word for it as eHealth.com has just published a new study that finds that, even by Obamacare's own definition of "affordability", residents in 47 out of 50 cities surveyed can't afford the cheapest Obamacare plan.

According to a study released today by eHealth, Inc., which operates eHealth.com, the average family of three earning slightly too much to qualify for subsidies in 2018 would need to increase its household income by nearly $29,000 before health insurance became “affordable” based on Obamacare criteria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just completely insane, and until and unless Congress moves its collective derriere with regard to affordable, workable healthcare, more Americans will be priced out of the health care system in this country.

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Re: more Americans will be priced out

Old_Logan

more Americans will be priced out of the health care system in this country.

(*That's Fine , as long as they don't photoshop any derogatory images as if they have the right to voice their anguish , or genuflect , or take a knee to attempt to draw attention to the wrong that's being done to them by The Sacred Government Of The United States of The Republican Party)

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