Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Lame Stream Media MIA

Two big Obamacare stories have cropped up in the last week or so, but the low information voter will probably never know anything about these developments. If they are Fox news fans, or follow conservative blogs like Heritage (or InsureBlog) they will be informed.

But if they live under a rock, or get their news from the lame stream media of ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC or USA Today they are SOL.

A few days ago as reported here on InsureBlog, the IRS informed us that the average family health insurance premium under Obamacare will run $20,000 per year.

Where did we get our information?

From CNS News.

We also could have found out from Drudge, Townhall, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Daily Caller, Hotair and numerous other sources.

But not from ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC or USA Today.

Keep in mind this information did not originate from some dirty old man in a dark alley, or a shadowy figure named "Deep Throat".

The proclamation that health insurance rates will rise to $20,000 came from the I.R.S.

Yes, the folks in D.C. that come calling every April, 15th and will be responsible for oversight of the Obamacare premium subsidy program are telling us health insurance premiums are expected to go through the roof.

This of course is in direct opposition to the campaign promise of lower insurance premiums.

Now we learn that an estimated 7 million people will LOSE health insurance under Obamacare.
More Americans lose employment-based insurance. CBO has updated its projection for the number of Americans who will lose employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) as a result of Obamacare. In August 2012—about six months ago—it estimated that 4 million people would lose ESI. It now estimates that 7 million Americans will lose ESI due to Obamacare. Also, employers are now anticipated to pay $13 billion more in penalties compared to the August 2012 baseline, totaling $130 billion over 10 years.

Where did the folks at Heritage get their information?

From the CBO (Congressional Budget Office).

You can also learn this information from WND, Twitchy (Michelle Malkin) and the Washington Examiner.

But if you rely on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC or USA Today you are once again part of the low information crowd.

There is a reason they are called the lame stream media.

Now you know why.

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