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The average employer-provided family health insurance premiums have climbed $2,976 since 2009, according to an annual Kaiser Family Foundation survey released this week. They're up $3,671 compared with the year before President Obama took office. That's despite Obama's repeated promises that the health care reform law he championed would cut premiums by $2,500 in his first term.

The Kaiser survey found, for example, that 78% of workers now face at least some deductible, up from 59% in 2008. And nearly a third has a deductible of at least $2,000, up from 12% in 2008.

In addition, the private insurance market has seen an explosion in Health Savings Account-type plans — an idea long championed by conservative Republicans — which combine high deductibles with a tax-free savings account that consumers can roll over if they don't spend it all in one year.
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although it's the slowest growth of premiums in decades
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And insurance CEOs said, OH yeah?! We'll show him who can charge people a crippling amount just to get health care!"
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although it's the slowest growth of premiums in decades
That isn't what Obama said Obamacare would do. He said it would lower premiums, not slow them down. We still don't have the 30 million insured yet. Wait until they come on line if you want to see premiums rise and watch our national debt explode.
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That isn't what Obama said Obamacare would do. He said it would lower premiums, not slow them down. We still don't have the 30 million insured yet. Wait until they come on line if you want to see premiums rise and watch our national debt explode.
I have popcorn and plenty of beer on standby. Plan on sittin' back on the sofa and enjoyin' myself while watchin' Barrycare fall apart faster than Molly Ringwald's career. The only question is what excuses will the Obama worshipers use when it does.
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I have popcorn and plenty of beer on standby. Plan on sittin' back on the sofa and enjoyin' myself while watchin' Barrycare fall apart faster than Molly Ringwald's career. The only question is what excuses will the Obama worshipers use when it does.
They'll blame it on Buuuusssshhh.
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