We reported that President Obama wanted his supporters to talk up the greatness of Obamacare over the 4th of July holiday.

Oddly, however, there were no official White House talking points to refute this New York Times report on how Obamacare premiums are unsustainable and must be raised. A lot:

From the Times:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government and state insurance commissioners and interviews with insurance executives.

This is because Obamacare users are “sicker than expected”:

Yeah. Totally unexpected. NOBODY thought this would happen. Even the NYT didn’t see this coming like two weeks ago:

And let’s not forget what President Obama promised:

Insureds are starting to get their bills, and they’re not happy:

Especially if your insurance isn’t subsidized:

Insurance companies, however, are quite happy with what’s going on:

As are diet clinics!

Maybe we’ll all get skinny after we use food money for insurance premiums?

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