[Ed. note: The doctor can’t see you now.]
The latest bad news for the Affordable Care Act comes from California, a state that the Obama administration has consistently pointed to as an important indicator of the law’s success. President Barack Obama even traveled to the Golden State in June to tout the health-care law’s success at “pushing down costs” for consumers. Unfortunately, several analyses have recently revealed that because of Obamacare individual health insurance premiums are headed anywhere but down for California residents.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Californians will actually be paying more for less because of the “Affordable” Care Act. From the article…
To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state’s new health insurance market opening Oct. 1.
While this piece of news can’t be helpful to the White House’s effort to sell Obamacare, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the troubled implementation of the health-care law.