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Over the past week, multiple reports have showed how Obamacare has not lived up to its promises, delivering higher premiums, more spending, and new mandates on job creators:
May 13—More Waivers Granted: “As of the end of April 2011, a total of 1,372 one-year waivers have been granted.” – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
May 15—Penalties on Job Creators: “For a midsize nursing home, that penalty [under Obamacare’s employer mandate] could easily exceed $200,000 a year.”– New York Times
May 18—Nearly Half of Employers Could Drop Coverage: “84% of companies indicated they would make other changes to their plans [e.g., raising premiums and co-payments] to offset costs associated with [Obamacare].” – Price Waterhouse Coopers employer survey
May 19—Skyrocketing Premiums: “Employers can expect to see an acceleration in health care cost increases in 2012, with expenses rising 8.5 percent next year.” – Marketwatch
May 20—Medicare Actuary Exposes Obamacare’s Unrealistic Assumptions: “The current law Medicare expenditure projections are based on payment updates that have a strong likelihood of not being feasible.” – Medicare Office of the Actuary