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Donna Brazile Discovers the Personal Cost of Obamacare

This morning, liberal political strategist and CNN contributor Donna Brazile posted an update to Twitter that has had conservatives laughing for hours. She complained:

The possibility that a major reform of health care might have had something to do with Brazile’s suddenly increased premiums was outside the realm of possibility. After hours of conservative lampooning, Brazile followed up on her tweet:

Without realizing it, Brazile has further vindicated conservative critics of the president’s signature legislation with this clarification. In January Avik Roy, a healthcare expert at Forbes, explained how and why Obamacare would drive up out-of-pocket premium costs, citing the industry’s own experts:

Obamacare’s supporters frequently complain about the usage of the term “Obamacare,” arguing that the “Affordable Care Act” is a more objective, neutral way to describe our new health law. But neutral observers are finding that the President’s health law will make health insurance less affordable.

Despite Brazile’s denials that the cost increase had anything to do with Obamacare, the mere fact that there was an increase at all shows the flawed planning and execution of the bill called the “Affordable Care Act” which she, just hours earlier, praised as a cause she was proud to have fought for. For Brazile, providing access to all was important. However, as inconvenient as it might be, Brazile’s higher premiums are the price to pay for this flawed legislation, which has priced an untold number of Americans out of the market. Not that Brazile or any other liberals will come to the realization, but this is what happens when a company is forced to provide products like breast pumps and birth control for free. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and today Donna Brazile got a look at the bill.


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