“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” was one of the major selling points Obama laid out in his push to get his healthcare bill passed into law. That promise also turned out to be one of the biggest lies about Obamacare.
Since it was signed into law on March 23, 2010, Obamacare has limped along and inflicted untold hardships and burdens on businesses, families, and individuals throughout the country. According to Fox, there are many ways in which Obamacare has failed the people of the country.
Of the 23 Obamacare co-ops in the United States in which taxpayer funding was given, 12 of them have failed and closed their doors. The losses for the failed co-ops are around $1.23 billion. The co-ops were intended to keep prices low, however it seems that the taxpayers are now paying on both ends, for high priced insurance and for the failed co-ops.
Premiums and deductibles have also skyrocketed, in some cases doubling or tripling. In addition, the number of doctors available to patients has decreased.
Instead of opting in to the overpriced and failing healthcare law, fewer young and healthy people have signed up to balance against the elderly and instead have decided they would rather pay the large fines than to pay for the even larger premiums.
As far as being able to keep your plan or doctor if you like them, that hasn’t happened in a lot of circumstances either.