Wasn’t this bill sold to America as one that would lower the costs of health care and health insurance premiums? Didn’t Obama promise us savings of $2500? ObamaCare was sold on lies and mythical numbers.
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.), the former chairman of the House Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee told CNSNews.com that he believes health care costs will increase due to President Barack Obama’s health care law but slower than they’ve gone up in the past.
CNSNews.com asked Rep. Andrews about a Health and Human Services Department report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary that says the new health care law will increase health care spending by about one percent or more over the next ten years.
“I disagree with that assessment because I don’t think it takes into account the value of competition in the insurance market and the value of preventive care that will save a lot of money in the long run,” he told CNSNews.com in an interview at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Of course he has to disagree because the truth destroys the Democrats claims that Obamacare doesn’t add to the deficit and it makes health care more affordable. Both are lies and Obama admitted it himself when Jake Tapper asked him about the actuary’s report.
“We just heard a lady in here testify that she hadn’t gotten breast cancer screenings and colonoscopies and other tests because she couldn’t afford it. Now that these tests are available without a co-pay under Medicare, she’ll get these tests and the money that we’ll save if she doesn’t have a developed malignancy or develop a serious problem I think is not properly accounted for in that report that you cite.”
Gotta love how these Democrats trot out these sob stories but don’t mention that this Obamacare bill takes $500 billion out of Medicare and is controlled by a pro-rationing nut named Dr. Donald Berwick.
Andrews was also asked if he sees health care costs rising due to the new health care law.
“I think that health care costs will go up much more slowly than they’ve gone up in the past. They’ve been going up at an average of about 8 or 9 percent per year in the economy – not health insurance premiums but health care costs and I think you’re going to find that that cost will be bent back to a 5 or 6% over the next 10 or 20 years,” he said.
So it doesn’t help medical costs nor will it lower your health care insurance premiums. Across the country, insurance premiums are skyrocketing and 27 states are suing to stop ObamaCare. Remember these Democrats in 2012.