Another week, another spate of formulaic, inaccurate op-eds disseminating from the Koch network.
Alabama: “Alabama health insurance deductibles going up” [Al.com, 3/11/16]
California: “California health insurance deductibles going up” [Modesto Bee, 3/10/16], “Health insurance deductibles going up” [The Orange County Register, 3/17/16]
Delaware: “Delaware health insurance deductibles are going up” [Delaware News Journal, 3/8/16]
Nebraska: “Health insurance deductibles going way up” [Kearney Hub, 3/14/16]
Nevada: “Health insurance that you can’t use is useless” [LasVegas Review Journal, 3/14/16]
New Hampshire: “NH health insurance deductibles going up” [Fosters.com, 3/11/16]
New Jersey And Pennsylvania: “In Pa. and N.J., Affordable Care Act is anything but” [Philly.com, 3/14/16]
Following the Koch’s formula of questionable fidelity to facts, Nascimento posited that the Affordable Care Act made affordable health care “Further Out Of Reach” For low-income and middle-Income families. While these charges may create a compelling narrative, they’re woefully divorced from the reality. In contrast to the myth propagated in Koch World, for a 40 year old making $30,000 per year, the average change in premiums after tax credits in 2016 would be -0.2%.