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.
Steamed. So dismissive. Staggering increases likened to a bug? A BUG!? Yoohooo……newsflash Sir, your end-users are on fire. I’m well past having a scintilla of tolerance left for this man. Like 7.5 years past.
Followup question should be; Are you blaming Pelosi & Congressional Democrats who passed the law? And/or the HHS SECY?
Several things wrong with his analogy on not returning to rotary phones. I’m going to address one; It doesn’t acknowledge cost. If your cell phone cost $5000/yr plus you pay for the first 3000 hrs of use plus you pay for the first 20GB of data under penalty of IRS, you’d likely opt for a rotary phone.
Not a single Republican voted for Obamacare.
If something is working well then you don’t fix it…What a narcissistic putz!!! Locally I have also seen small businesses go out of business 41 years after their establishment due to the tremendous cost of compiling with the Unaffordable Healthcare Act mandates. If Clinton gets into office this type of crap will go into overdrive. She will write Executive Orders like seen in Atlas Shrugged!!! Welcome to the Apocalypse.
It was designed to make sure 0bama was out of office before some of the horrible and shocking events took place… like the skyrocketing premiums. Anyone who believed 0bamaCare would cover more people for less money hasn’t a clue about how things work. They are probably among the segment of our population that honestly believes if they get something from the government–it’s free. Nothing is free… and the disasters going on now are frightening. We elected an anti-American Marxist Muslim to the White House because of his skin color and massive voter fraud from ACORN and now we have millions who are ready to vote for the single most corrupt person ever to run for office… in my lifetime. I saw a woman on camera stating, “It is her time.” I almost threw up.