Liberal media members earlier this week pounced on a New York Times article claiming that health insurance rates in the Empire State will decline by 50 percent when ObamaCare fully kicks in.
Will they give similar attention to Thursday's announcement from the Indiana Department of Insurance that health insurance rates in the Hoosier State will rise by an average of 72 percent as a result of the legislation?
As a result of the federal Affordable Care Act, individual health insurance rates in Indiana will increase by an average of 72% in 2014 according to Logan Harrison, Chief Deputy Commissioner at the Indiana Department of Insurance. Small group rates will increase by 8%.
Harrison commented, “This new data regrettably confirms the negative impact of the Affordable Care Act on the insurance market in Indiana. The Affordable Care Act requires many Hoosiers to purchase more comprehensive and more expensive health insurance than they may want or need. These rates call into question just how affordable health insurance will really be for many Hoosiers.”
Fort Wayne's Newschannel 15 aired the following report on this subject Thursday:
Given all the attention paid to the Times piece - which was largely debunked by numerous outlets including Forbes - one hardly envisions the national television media doing anything similar to what Newschannel 15 did.