Obamacare can’t deliver a free lunch? Color us not very surprised.

The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein was (and is) on the rah-rah cheerleading squad for Obamacare. However, Daily Caller blogger Mickey Kaus drew attention to a 2009 column from Klein that has since been demonstrated to be not entirely prescient:

That bubble has since popped.

Here’s that closing line from Klein’s 2009 column:

So it’s not only true that most Americans will see their premiums go down, but it’s also true that most Americans will see their premiums go down even if you account for the better insurance plans they’ll be purchasing.




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