It’s common knowledge that President Barack Obama has told many lies during his presidency. However, during his final, farewell speech, in which he addressed his accomplishments as president, he told what looks like his biggest lie yet.
As he gave his farewell speech, and as people actually cried during it (yes that’s a real thing that happened) Obama fawn over himself and all his amazing work he’s done.
And then he said it. He said that Obamacare and his administration had been so successful that healthcare costs are rising at the slowest rate in 50 years.
Meanwhile all the liberals are thinking, “Yes! This has been a massive success! What he’s saying must be true right?”
Well…wrong. As per usual.
While this sounds nice, it does not hold up when tested against the facts.
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.
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.
Well that’s just an enormous, flat out lie then.
Not only is he lying, but Obamacare is also taking options AWAY from people.
(Source: The Daily Caller)