by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Barack Obama gave his Farewell Address in Chicago Tuesday night to an adoring crowd of supporters, and watched by many at home and on the internet.
When speaking about achievements during his presidency, Obama said health care costs were “rising at the slowest rate in 50 years.”
There’s just one problem….it is a complete and blatant lie.
The cost of medicine, doctor appointments and health insurance rose the most in August of 2016 than any other time since 1984.
The average family health care plan is projected to grow this year at a faster rate than wages, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports.
And it gets worse…because Obama’s own forecasters have already predicted 2017 will break even that record …
Obama’s statement is all the more interesting, given that his administration announced last October that insurance premiums would rise by double-digit percentages in 2017. Premiums will increase at an average of 25 percent across the 39 states serviced by the online marketplace healthcare.gov. Even worse, around 20 percent of consumers, or one in five, will only have one insurer to choose from in the marketplace.
Medical care prices increased by 4 percent from November 2015 to November 2016, and health insurance and prescription drug prices increased by 6 percent over the same period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That’s right…2017 is projected to see health care costs rise at the fastest rate…ever. The complete opposite of the claim Obama made to millions of viewers.
Obama has left America with a healthcare disaster — by design. It was supposed to fail, so that Hillary could enact a single-payer fully-Socialist plan.
But that Cloward/Piven-style plan all came to a halt when Hillary lost the election. Now it’s up to Donald Trump and Republicans to clean up his mess.
In 2014, PolitiFact gave Obama the “Lie of the Year” prize for his “if you like your doctor, you can keep you doctor” falsehood. Now it looks like he wants another shot at the award.
Can’t Obama even be honest in his final national address?
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