Barack Obama's solemn assurances regarding ObamaCare, including "If you like your  doctor, you can…
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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]

August 29, 2016 • 02:09 pm

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