A Manhattan Institute analysis I helped conduct found that, on average, the cheapest plan offered in a given state, under Obamacare, will be 99
percent more expensive for men, and 62 percent more expensive for women, than the cheapest plan offered under the old system. And those disparities
are even wider for healthy people.
That raises an obvious question. If 50 million people are uninsured today, mainly because insurance is too expensive, why is it better to make
coverage even costlier?
The answer is that Obama care wasn’t designed to help healthy people with average incomes get health insurance. It was designed to force those people
to pay more for coverage, in order to subsidize insurance for people with incomes near the poverty line, and those with chronic or costly medical
But the laws’ supporters and enforcers don’t want you to know that, because it would violate the President’s incessantly repeated promise that nothing
would change for the people that Obamacare doesn’t directly help. If you shop for Obamacare-based coverage without knowing if you qualify for
subsidies, you might be discouraged by the law’s steep costs.