During a trip to the Miami area, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius admitted that some people will pay higher premiums under Obamacare:
There are some individuals who may be looking at increases. I think you cannot make a statement based on cost unless you compare what they had to what they’re going into.
But that’s okay with her and the administration, because the coverage will supposedly be so much better than what people previously had.
For the Obama administration, “better” also means unnecessarily more expensive to many people, as they will now be paying for coverage they do not need or want.
And instead of the average savings of $2,500 per family, as Obama said that Obamacare would achieve, the opposite has been true in many cases, as deductibles have increased and premiums have risen.
Sebelius has been struggling to defend the botched Obamacare rollout, and her latest admission is unlikely to improve the public’s perception of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.