healthcare-costsSome people will see a 70 percent hike this year. Thanks, Obama.

“Health insurers are proposing to raise Obamacare rates more than in the past — some by more than 70 percent — now that they are finally equipped with all the information they need to price those plans,” the Washington Examiner reports.

Some Americans will see their health insurance premiums rise by 70 percent this year under Obamacare.

“Insurers have sold plans in the law’s new insurance marketplaces for two years in a row. But the difference in 2016 is that for the first time, they have a full year of claims data from enrollees that tells them how high or low to set the price tag,” the Examiner reports.

So not only are insurance premiums rising, instead of falling like Obama promised, they’re rising even faster in the second year of Obamacare.

And next year won’t see Obama’s promised reduction.

In fact, they’ll rise even faster next year than this year.

The cause of the skyrocketing premiums is Obamacare itself.

“Clare Krusing, a spokeswoman for American’s Health Insurance Plans, said there are many reasons for the increases — including taxes and fees and the fact that more insurers are phasing out plans that do not comply with Obamacare’s rules,” the Examiner reports.

While the bill’s formal title is the “Affordable Care Act,” the plan’s mandates and requirements are making health care less affordable.

An April 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation study found only three percent of Americans say their health insurance premiums have decreased.

Forty-six percent say their health insurance premiums have “gone up.” Half of them report their health insurance premiums have “gone up a lot” since Obamacare was enacted.

The poll finds only 19 percent of Americans say the law has helped them. Twenty-two percent say it has hurt them. Fifty-six percent say it has had no effect.

The bill has utterly failed to solve the problem it claimed it would end – inability to access health care due to costs.

In 2009, when the bill was passed, Gallup polling found 29 percent of Americans “put off getting medical treatment that they or their family members need because of cost.”

Five years later that number ballooned to 34 percent, the highest in the 14-year history of the poll.

Going back five years prior to both Obamacare and the 2009 poll, that number had increased only three percent. The “Affordable Care Act” saw the number of Americans unable to afford care grow even faster than it had before.

Not only has Obamacare sent prices skyrocketing, its mandates and requirements have made health care careers less attractive. Faced with income caps and exponentially increasing red tape, doctors are retiring in droves. The result is an Obama-driven doctor shortage. Even with health insurance, Americans now cannot find a doctor with whom to schedule an appointment.