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Conservatives Outraged By Obamacare Rates, Broken Promises

Conservatives Outraged By Obamacare Rates, Broken Promises

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By    |   Monday, 24 October 2016 08:15 PM EDT

Conservative critics Monday slammed whopping Obamacare premium increases and fewer healthcare providers as evidence of more broken promises by the Obama administration — and a sign the failing healthcare law is "utterly insolvent."

"They sold this thing as an economic boon," radio host Laura Ingraham said during an interview on Fox News' "Special Report With Bret Baier." 

"They sold this as — 'you can keep your doctor and your healthcare coverage' if you wanted it. All of that turned out to be false. We have doctors quitting . . . it's a disaster. [Donald] Trump has a real political opportunity here . . ."

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said millennials are doing "the rational thing" and deciding "not to join."

But it will all likely lead to a single-payer, government run system, he warned.

Obamacare "was constructed from the beginning as a way to transfer money from the healthy young to the older sick," Krauthammer said. "With a promise that somehow it's not going to cost anybody anything. The young have made the right decision, the rational decision of not joining in, which makes the risk pool, the ratio of the sick to the healthy, completely out of whack, which was utterly predictable and predicted.

"As a result, it is becoming insolvent. As a result, the majority of the states the big insurers are pulling out because it's bankrupting them. When the Democrats talk about a fix, the essence of the fix is, you pour in tax money."

But that, he added, is just a "transition to a fully controlled single payer government system, which is what [President Barack] Obama and the others dreamed about at the beginning."

"That's what the Democrats are going to sell as a fix. And I don't think anybody should buy it," he added.

Political journalist Tom Rogan said the cost increases will just keep rising.

"The fundamental structural problem is . . . the cost curve is going to continue on that up curve," he said. "I don't know whether Mr. Trump will be able to capitalize on it because of his polling with millennial voters, but it allows Republicans to usurp some of the narrative about social justice because young people across the country are seeing these escalating price hikes."

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Conservative critics Monday slammed whopping Obamacare premium increases and fewer healthcare providers as evidence of more broken promises by the Obama administration — and a sign the failing healthcare law is "utterly insolvent."
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