No, Obamacare is actually not working


Today, the pages of the New York Times[1] ask a very important question: “Is the Affordable Care Act Working?” Unfortunately, the Times’ assessment is scant on facts and overloaded with desperate, Hail Mary-style claims designed to trumpet the health care law one week before the Midterm Election.

The Times’ glossy treatment of Obamacare is unsurprising, if glaring. Missing in the erroneous puff piece are any mentions of the broken “if you like your plan, you can keep it,” promise. Absent are mentions of numerous polls[2] showing Americans have, for quite some time now, disapproved of the law in large numbers. Barely mentioned are the thousands of plan cancellations and premium increases.

In fact, concludes the report, “dire warnings that the law would cause premiums for most people to rise sharply have proved unfounded.” That’s despite a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report[3] that predicts premiums on Obamacare’s health exchanges will rise an average of 7.5 percent next year.

Instead, readers were treated to more empty promises and liberal rhetoric.

But all this is to be expected. As conservatives prepare to take over Congress come November, Democrats and the left will stop at nothing to rewrite history and put a positive spin on President Obama’s health care law. But the facts speak for themselves. And most, if not all of them, don’t bode very well for Obamacare.

So no, New York Times. Obamacare is not working. Nor is it affordable.