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More Obamacare Illusions

Recorded on January 6, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

New disclosures confirm special treatment for President Obama's political friends.

Since last summer, labor unions representing 543,000 union workers received special exemptions from Obamacare. Of all the exemptions, 88% of them benefitted labor unions.

For the rest of us, health insurance costs are now rising faster than before Obamacare was passed. It's the opposite of Obama's promise that a typical family would save $2,500 a year from lower premiums.

Obamacare requires that each policy must cover more. Limits on coverage go up. Pre-existing conditions must be ignored. Children stay on policies until they're 26 years old—well into adulthood. Policies that are required to cover more naturally cost more.

Your supposed savings of $2,500 has been exposed for what it always was—a false promise given to attract votes.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.