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Obamacare is Unaffordable: WATCH Democrat Governor Admit It

The Governor of Minnesota declares that Obamacare is unaffordable, but wants the government to fix it.

Here’s Governor Mike Dayton admitting that Obamacare is unaffordable:

According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press,

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said that the increase in health insurance costs in Minnesota highlights “some serious blemishes right now and serious deficiencies” in the federal health care law known as Obamacare.

“Ultimately … the reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable for an increasing number of people,” the DFL governor, who signed the state law ushering in the Affordable Care Act in Minnesota, said Wednesday. “We’re going to need both state and federal governments to step in and do what they need to do to remedy these problems.”

Last month, state officials announced that health insurance companies on the individual market will increase their premiums between 50 and 67 percent. The massive increases are among the largest in the nation and come amid shrinking provider networks on health insurance plans. Additionally, many counties outside of the Twin Cities metro area will have more limited choices of health insurers.

This is a half-truth. Obamacare was never truly affordable. It has just worsened to the point that the Governor can’t pretend anymore.

But notice that the same institution that imposed on us the seriously deficient program is sought to fix it! “We’re going to need both state and federal governments to step in and do what they need to do to remedy these problems.” Why trust the same people who created the problems with fixing them?

The government promised it was trustworthy to give us a better healthcare system. If they weren’t able to fulfill that promise, then why should we trust them to fix it.

Worse, the comment quoted at the end of the video blamed the “for profit healthcare system.” No matter what, the government is never blamed. No matter how they mess up, it is always the free market that gets accused of causing the problem!

This is especially important because Obamacare is about to implode. For example, Bloomberg recently reported on an S&P Global Ratings forecast,

This November will be the fourth open enrollment period for individuals to choose insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law. The “significant slowdown” predicted by S&P would be another setback for ACA’s government-run insurance markets, after big insurers pulled out of many states because of mounting losses.

ACA enrollment will range from 10.2 million to 11.6 million people after 2017’s enrollment season, which starts Nov. 1, S&P said. The lower end of the forecast range implies a decline of 8 percent compared with 2016 and the higher end a 4 percent gain.

They assure us this will not end Obamacare, but these are the same people always wanting to assure us regarding the economic status quo.

We are at a tipping point, because the public failure of Obamacare represents a crucial opportunity. For us conservatives, it is an opportunity to showcase what happens when the government intervenes in the economy. For the Left, it is an opportunity to double down on government intervention and drive us to or closer to full-blown socialism.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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