nieghbor49 of 50 states will see health insurance premiums rise in 2016.  1 in 3 Americans are giving up essential spending to afford Obamacare

Good news if you live in Mississippi.

It’s the only state in America that won’t see health care premiums skyrocket under Obamacare in 2016.

“Across the country, Americans are facing substantially higher costs under the Affordable Care Act,” non-profit research group Freedom Trackers reports.

“In most states, health insurance premiums on the individual marketplace are rising by double digits under Obamacare. 17 states will face average premium increases of 20 percent or more. Iowans, for instance, will see their premiums spike by 22 percent this year. In Minnesota, Alaska, Tennessee, and Hawaii, rates will rise by 30 percent or more,” reports Freedom Trackers citing new research.

“‘You can keep your plan’ turned out not to be true, and it turns out that the ‘Obamacare will make health care affordable’ promise is no different,” says Freedom Partners senior policy adviser, Nathan Nascimento.

“Our data are conclusive: The Affordable Care Act has driven up costs across the board, with people in 49 states seeing premium increases on the individual market this year,” says Nascimento. “President Obama has chosen to look the other way, but the millions of Americans being crushed by the costs of Obamacare don’t have the same luxury.”

Just how unaffordable is the Affordable Care Act?

Well, Obamacare is causing health insurance to be just as expensive as not having it – and researchers have new numbers for that, too.

“While insurance can protect people from problem medical bills, the survey suggests that those with employer coverage or other insurance suffer similar consequences as the uninsured once such problems occur. Among those facing problems with medical bills, almost identical shares of the insured (44%) and uninsured (45%) say the bills had a major impact on their families,” reports the non-partisan-to-liberal Kaiser Family Foundation.

“People with insurance who face problem medical bills also report a wide range of consequences and sacrifices during the past year as a result, including delaying vacations or major household purchases (77%), spending less on food, clothing and basic household items (75%), using up most or all their savings (63%), taking an extra job or working more hours (42%), increasing their credit card debt (38%), borrowing money from family or friends (37%), changing their living situation (14%), and seeking the aid of a charity (11%),” Kaiser reports.

And now, the coup de grace…

“These shares generally are as large as or larger than the shares among uninsured people with problem medical bills,” reports Kaiser.

We may soon be living in a country where – thanks to Obamacare – people paying for health insurance will find it more expensive than just paying out of pocket.
Obamacare is clearly bad medicine, and it’s time its defenders take a hefty dose of reality.