By Hans Bader
Obamacare has just led to a 47 percent increase in some health insurance premium rates in Connecticut:
The state’s largest insurer has been approved to raise health premium rates by 41 percent to 47 percent for some of its policies sold to individual buyers, in the largest price hikes yet seen in Connecticut since the adoption of national health care reform… The reason for the increases is the new federal health reform mandates, according to Anthem and the state Department of Insurance.
This is the exact opposite of what Americans were promised by the sponsors of Obamacare, which was deceptively billed as the Affordable Care Act.
Earlier, a judge in Florida refused to dismiss a constitutional challenge to Obamacare.
Obamacare includes major tax increases such as new taxes on investors and a $60 billion excise tax on health insurers that will be passed on to consumers. It has already resulted in higher costs for major employers, and the elimination of high-quality health care plans. Insurance regulators in Connecticut had previously approved other premium increases.