But Donald Trump is the “whiner” ?
President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems.
He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them.
“No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing.
Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare was working well, but needed to be fixed.
During his speech, he pointed out that when smart phone companies released a product that had bugs in it, they fixed it.
“Unless it catches fire. Then they pull it off the market,” he admitted, likely referring to the disastrous exploding Samsung Galaxy S7.
But the president argued that companies weren’t trying to repeal smart phones, but rather fix the problems with the modern devices rather than return to rotary dial up phones….
For the record, here is the chart of my personal health insurance premiums, which I pay out of my own pocket. I have made no changes to this policy over the time displayed; the only changes have been to the law, and of course I’m older. This is a high-deductible policy, not a “Cadillac plan”. I’m creeping past mid-life and am not rich; in sum, I’m exactly in the demographic, and holding the kind of plan, that was supposed to be helped by Obamacare. Instead, my premiums have tripled, from about $1968 a year to $5664, and another big hike likely to come early next year. But I’m a political nobody; the low-hanging fruit, within reach of the political grasp, and having enough assets to be worth grasping, but not enough assets or savvy or connections to be able to protect myself. Therefore I don’t exist, at least as far as our political leaders and mainstream media are concerned. And Obama and Hillary want to keep it that way.