It’s certainly not classified that Vox has the ability to respond to an attack on the Obama administration in just four minutes, but something unexpected happened Monday when the site posted its voxsplanation of the coming double-digit increases in Obamacare insurance premiums: senior editor Sarah Kliff concluded that the increases could be “the start of a possible death spiral for the Obamacare marketplaces.”
Obamacare's double-digit rate hike, explained in 400 words.https://t.co/PDrEBOOwDl
— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) October 24, 2016
— Shane Styles (@shaner5000) October 24, 2016
— Wingo is a Jedi name (@mikepinkshoes) October 24, 2016
— Diamond Dave (@Sir_Fahrenheit) October 24, 2016
— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) October 24, 2016
— Offender In Chief (@chief_offender) October 24, 2016
Kliff writes that there are two interpretations of the huge hike in premiums: either it could be a one-time course correction, or “we’ll keep seeing big rate increases as the population gets sicker and sicker.” If only someone had sounded that warning before it was rammed through Congress.
Lots of sites will be weighing in on this latest Obamacare nightmare, but Vox deserves special consideration, considering that Vox.com was launched under the leadership of former Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, whose Affordable Care Act cheerleading was cited by the Democrats in their tweets.
Health-care reform will not be remembered for its price tag. Here are the other pieces to watch: http://bit.ly/37vof4
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 19, 2009
WaPo's @EzraKlein: "premiums will go down for the vast majority of Americans" under health reform. http://bit.ly/7ZefiP
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) December 1, 2009
This might be my favorite. https://t.co/iMbDZzPIaJ
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) October 24, 2016
Great work https://t.co/OqgOlwPs9L
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 24, 2016
Here are a couple of other Vox shockers from Kliff, Klein, and company back in August that surely no one saw coming — almost as if Obamacare had been set up to fail.
Public option? Status quo? Collapse? What comes next for Obamacare. https://t.co/bbS3Q5o7us
— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 18, 2016
There's a simple fix for Obamacare's current woes: the public option https://t.co/xEgJisMyGK
— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 19, 2016
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'Clown show over there at Vox': Ezra Klein diagnoses Right with 'Obamacare Derangement Syndrome' http://t.co/pnWGDgbKXo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 14, 2014
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