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Dems Complain About Massive ObamaCare Premium Hikes — After Ignoring Them For Years

Health Reform: Since 2014, Democrats have greeted double-digit hikes in ObamaCare premiums with a yawn. Now it’s a crisis that must be fixed immediately. What’s changed?
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Huge increases in ObamaCare premiums are the norm. In its first year, ObamaCare forced costs in the individual insurance market up by double digits. Subsequent eye-popping jumps followed. The average premium climbed about 7% in 2015, 11% in 2016, 22% in 2017, and by more than 30% in 2018.
The Health and Human Services Department calculated that, overall, premiums more than doubled between 2013 — the year before ObamaCare went into effect — and 2017.
Note that this doubling occurred while President Obama was in the White House (insurers announced their 2017 premiums in the summer of 2016).
The response from Democrats back then to these massive annual hikes in insurance costs?
They said they were temporary, because insurers initially underpriced their plans to attract customers and they had to

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