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Re: SHOCK: Paul Ryan is lying.

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In reality it would be a shock if Ryan didn't lie.


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SHOCK: Paul Ryan is lying.

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   In order to sell the low information followers, Paul has been saying.   He is not alone, all the RWers are spreading that lie. 

 

    Because so many lo-fo's are too lame to dare to ask for an explanation, it is left of others who do require an explanation and **bleep** are you saying boy?      

 

    There is a real definition to the verbage:   Death Spiral.  The term refers to a cycle where shrinking enrollment leads to a deteriorating risk pool (that is, healthy people leave the plan due to the cost). That leads to higher premiums, which causes enrollment to shrink even further, continuing the cycle.

 

     Now that everyone can evaluate whether or not his statement is true by analysis of 3 specific metrics:  1.) shrinking enrollment, 2.) a deteriorating risk pool and 3.) rising premiums.

 

    1.  The latest figures show enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchange is up slightly from last year. Through Dec. 24, 2016, some 11.5 million people were signed up for coverage, an increase of 300,000 from the same point last year.

"This market is not merely stable, it’s actually currently on track to grow,

 

   2.  Data for 2016 isn’t available yet, but the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports the share of people signing up for 2017 in the low-risk demographic — ages 18-34 — is on par with 2016, at 26% of enrollees.

Larry Levitt, vice president of the health care-focused, nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, noted the 26% number in a Jan. 10, 2017, tweet, adding, "You'd expect that number to go down in an insurance ‘death spiral.’"

 

   3.  Premiums are going up significantly this year. The benchmark plan used to gauge changes increased an average of 24% across the 50 states and Washington, D.C., the Kaiser Family Foundation reported.

But most consumers won’t see any increase in what they pay because Obamacare includes subsidies that cap premium prices at a certain percentage of income for anyone below 400% of the federal poverty level (in 2016 that would be $47,520 for a single person).

Among the people who have signed up so far for 2017, 81% will receive a subsidy.

 

     So yes, Ryan is lying - yet again and his bobble-head followers never bother to question his lying.    Pretty pathetic people and that does include Ryan.   

 

 

       

 

 

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