Video: Virginia Democrat LuAnn Bennett claims Obamacare has made health care cheaper — crowd laughs in her face

Virginia Democrat LuAnn Bennett thinks Obamacare has made healthcare more affordable
Bennett — YouTube

During a debate with Rep. [score]Barbara Comstock[/score], R-Va., Democrat LuAnn Bennett made the astounding claim that Obamacare has actually made healthcare more affordable.  The crowd, however, disagreed and actually laughed in her face.

“For the last fifty years, both parties have agreed we have a health care crisis. By 2005 we had 47 million uninsured Americans, and health care costs had grown to 16 percent of our GDP. The Affordable Care Act has made healthcare more affordable,” she said.

Here’s video of her claim:

A post at NTK Network added:

The crowd is probably laughing because of Bennett’s claim is hard to back up. According to the Associated Press, “in Virginia, a state that reports early, nine insurers returning to the HealthCare.gov marketplace are seeking average premium increases that range from 9.4 percent to 37.1 percent.”

Humana, one of the nation’s largest insurance providers, is pulling out of the Virginia in 2017.

Even Chelsea Clinton admits that the Affordable Care Act isn’t affordable for many Americans.

Former President Bill Clinton even trashed Obamacare as “crazy,” but his wife, the current Democrat nominee for the White House, reminded us that it was called “Hillarycare” before it became Obamacare.

In April, the Daily Press reported:

The cost of covering Virginians who buy their own health insurance is set to jump this year, though for many, the checks they write will not.

Double-digit increases in prescription drug costs and the end of two Affordable Care Act programs meant to stabilize insurers’ finances mean insurers are seeking bigger rate increases for next year than they’d won for this year and the year before.

Rate requests filed by the five largest Virginia insurers this week with the State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance show average increases ranging from 9.4 percent to 37.1 percent for individual coverage. About 300,000 Virginians are covered by these policies.

As a bonus, Bearing Drift added, she “said this in front of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce.”


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