If you or your employer gets your health insurance on the exchange, thanks to Donald Trump, your premiums are going to go up by 34% in 2018.
The analysis of newly released government data by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that the Trump administration’s actions are contributing to the price hikes, adding instability to the underlying problems of the health law’s marketplaces.
The 34 percent average increase is for silver plans in states using HealthCare.gov. Premiums also are going up by double digits for plans with different levels of coverage, including bronze (18 percent), gold (16 percent), and platinum (24 percent).
Trump thinks that he is killing Obamacare, but what he is really doing is increasing premiums. If you think you are immune from this hike because you don’t get your insurance through the exchange, think again. Because Trump killed the CSR payments, everybody’s premiums are going up to cover the money that Trump won’t be spending.
Nearly every insured American is going to end up paying a Trump tax on their health insurance.
Donald Trump thinks that he will not be held responsible for any of this, but the American people know exactly what is going on and when it comes time to vote in 2018 and 2018, voters aren’t going to blame Barack Obama, they are going to blame Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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