Stiffed: Middle Class Carrying Increasing Share of U.S. Healthcare Burden
Barack Obama's solemn assurances regarding ObamaCare, including "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," have been exposed as fraudulent. That's a main reason why his main "legacy" has remained terribly unpopular since its inception.
Now, another alarming factor has been added to the miserable litany: Middle-class Americans have had the cost of it all increasingly heaped upon them. Since 2000, U.S. healthcare spending has jumped from 13.3% of our economy to 18.2% this year. The news gets worse for the middle class:
The government has taken on a larger share in recent years as more people age into Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare] expanded Medicaid and provided subsidies for low-income people buying insurance on state exchanges. Middle-class households…[more]
In the new blockbuster "Captain America: Civil War," which I highly recommend to anyone debating whether to see it, the Avengers team splits over whether to surrender themselves to United Nations authority.
After an Avengers operation to capture a terrorist in Lagos, Nigeria, results in collateral damage to innocent bystanders, the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.N. inexplicably blame Captain America and his team instead of the terrorist whose devices killed the civilians. The Secretary, who resembles John Kerry whether by design or coincidence, subsequently presents them…
"For years, ObamaCare supporters have been telling critics of the law to shut up and fall in line. Now, they are urging them to come to its rescue. A key part of President Obama's domestic legacy is sputtering so badly that even the law's boosters are admitting that the federal government needs to do more to prop it up. The ObamaCare exchanges were supposed to enhance choice and hold down costs --…[more]