One Big Problem With Heritage’s New Obamacare Study


Talking Points Memo has the article One Big Problem With Heritage’s New Obamacare Study.

The conservative Heritage Foundation released last week a new report on insurance premiums under Obamacare, and the conclusion was that favorite of conservative talking points: people are going to pay more for insurance under Obamacare.

Only the foundation left out one key variable in the equation, one that undermines their conclusion that “individuals in most states will end up spending more on the exchanges.”

They didn’t account for the financial help that the Affordable Care Act gives uninsured people to purchase insurance, one of the law’s central provisions.

So, when you hear Republicans talk about the harm ACA is doing, the jobs that have been lost, and the working hours cut, just repeat after me, “They are lying.” It seems a pretty safe bet that you will be right. So what else about the Republican plan for this country should you doubt?

Just once, when Ted Cruz and others start with their tirades, it would be nice to hear a reporter ask, “Can you prove any of this?”

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