NY Times blatantly lies about costs of health insurance under Obamacare
by: Ethan A. Huff
Friday, July 26, 2013
A well-known mainstream media dinosaur has been caught yet again spreading lies about the supposed “benefits” of Obamacare, this time claiming that individual health insurance premiums will drop by up to half once the mandate comes into full effect. But the deceptive report, which appeared recently in The New York Times (NYT), has already been exposed as a complete fraud with fabricated numbers, false price comparisons, and flat-out lies that make it seem as though health insurance rates will drop for everyone when they most definitely will not.
The truth of the matter is that health insurance premiums will only drop for some people who live in a select few areas where insurance rates are already insanely high, such as in New York City where policies enacted back in the early 1990s caused individual health insurance plans to skyrocket to unsustainably high levels. Yes, in those areas, average health insurance premiums will likely drop some as a result of Obamacare because they are currently unrealistically high. But for everyone else in New York state, and throughout the rest of the country for that matter, premiums will rise dramatically because of Obamacare.
In case you missed the story, the NYT recently ran a front-page piece praising Obamacare as the solution to the years-old problem of high insurance premiums in New York. The expected new rates for 2014 under Obamacare, which were recently approved by insurance regulators, will reportedly be as much as 50 percent lower than current premiums — the NYT claims health insurance premiums are currently as high as $1,000 per month for individuals in New York City.