Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter isn’t letting Obamacare’s overwhelming unpopularity in Colorado or the revelation that it is causing premiums to skyrocket derail his unflagging support of the misguided program. Of course, that’s to say nothing of everyone who is losing their health care coverage. Here is his Facebook post from earlier this week:
Perhaps Congressman Perlmutter is living in a different universe than the rest of Colorado. The fact of the matter is that it’s really unclear who is getting “affordable access” when premiums for young people in Colorado have increased 140% under Obamacare’s dark shadow. And, that’s just in Colorado. Across the country, reports of triple digit growth in insurance premiums are popping up everywhere.
Here’s an overall analysis by a Forbes contributor:
“Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis of the HHS numbers, Obamacare will increase underlying insurance rates for younger men by an average of 97 to 99 percent, and for younger women by an average of 55 to 62 percent. Worst off is North Carolina, which will see individual-market rates triple for women, and quadruple for men.”
Maybe Perlmutter has already mentally moved to North Colorado, a mythical place where Obamacare causes premiums to decrease.