Health Insurance Premiums Rise Again

Friday, September 14th, 2012 and is filed under News, Obamacare

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From the latest Kaiser Family Foundation Report via National Center for Policy Analysis:

Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $15,745 this year, up 4 percent from last year, with workers on average paying $4,316 toward the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2012 Employer Health Benefits Survey.

And who is worse off?  Those very low-income workers whom Obamacare was supposed to help:

Workers at lower-wage firms on average pay $1,000 more each year out of their paychecks for family coverage than workers at higher-wage firms ($4,977 and $3,968, respectively).

Remember that the Obamacare mandates, which distort the market and drive up the cost of premiums, have not even gone into effect.

This is yet another “regressiveness of the progressives” issue that Mitt Romney must hit on the campaign trail.  Don’t shy away from attacking all aspects of Obamacare, not just the Medicare cuts.