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12/17/2013 (1 year ago)

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Sebelius makes shocking concession.

Kathleen Sebelius actually told the truth to Florida residents during a visit to a local library in Miami. Sebelius admitted that some people will pay more under the affordable care act.

Affordable doesn't really mean affordable, at least not for everybody.

Affordable doesn't really mean affordable, at least not for everybody.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/17/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Sebelius, HHS, Obamacare, cost, truth


MIAMI, FL (Catholic Online) - Health and Human Services director Kathleen Sebelius told the truth today, a notable act singularly distinct from previous statements and recent Congressional hearings on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

Sebelius has championed the Obama lie that Obamacare would make insurance affordable and accessible to all. This may be a true statement, but one that requires a transition to a single-payer, socialized healthcare system, which may be the long-term goal of the Obama administration and something seen within the next decade.

For now, Obamacare is providing free healthcare to the poor and unemployed, but costing the middle class more and more as they are forced to pay high premiums that can rival car payments for individuals and mortgage payments for families.

Even with government subsidies (read: your money) the prices are still prohibitively high and millions of Americans are expected to opt out. Enrollements have been low since October and although mucho f that has been blamed on issues with the Federal Obamacare website, enrollments are still lower than anticipated even following an expensive series of fixes.

Enrollment has been most successful for those signing up for fully subsidized healthcare plans, in other words, people who qualify for free federally-funded healthcare as opposed to official, privately provided Obamacare plans.

Most Americans also remain blissfully unaware that their employers will be sorely tempted to drop their generously provided employer-provided coverage next October. That development is expected to drive more Americans out of the market.

Meanwhile, Kathleen Sebelius told listeners in a Miami public library, "There are some individuals who may be looking at increases."

Naturally, the prices will rise as insurance companies first try to compensate for those who opt out of paying while the sickest enroll in the most expensive plans. Then, as federal programs to cover the uninsured inevitably follow, the government will need to charge more to cover its costs. The U.S. government is notorious for paying premium prices for even the most mundane things. Imagine the day they provide healthcare for hundreds of millions of Americans instead of the tens of millions they are covering now.

Sebelius is telling the truth, but she's still pulling a punch by saying "some." Unfortunately, the Obama administration and Sebelius think the American people are stupid.

What's next? More than some? Half? Most? Eventually all?

So, are the American people stupid? We'll see.



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