Barack Obama Vs. Lamar Alexander On The Cost Of Premiums Under The New Plan
President Obama told Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee that he was misrepresenting the facts on what policies would cost under his plan.
“Let me respond to what you just said, Lamar, because it’s not factually accurate,” Obama said. “The cost for families for the same type of coverage as they’re currently receiving would go down 14 to 20 percent.”
What the Congressional Budget Office said was that premiums may well go up because people will buy greater coverage than they had previously, but for the exact same coverage, premiums go down.
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