As even President Barack Obama (D) has finally confessed, Obamacare plan premiums and deductibles are skyrocketing. But the Democrats and their Progressive fellows are cynically obfuscating the matter. Here’s a typical remark, by HHS’ Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Kevin Griffis:
Headline rates are generally rising faster than in previous years…headline rates are not what they [recipients of Obamacare subsidies] pay.
Indeed not. Those rates are what you and I and our fellow taxpayers who don’t get subsidies pay, and they’re rates for which we pay a second time in the form of the subsidies Obamacare passes on to potsful of Obamacare plan purchasers. We pay for those subsidies with our tax payments.
This is carefully elided by those pushers of Obamacare.