Did health insurance premiums jump 50 percent because of Obamacare?

The Washington Post, July 11, 2014

A campaign ad highlights Alexander's role as one of the chief GOP critics of President Obama's health-care law during a nationally televised "health-care summit" held on Feb. 25, 2010. The ad shows Alexander debating the president over whether the Congressional Budget Office predicted a rise in premiums because of the Senate version of the bill. Then the ad asserts that individual premiums have gone up more than 50 percent, citing 2010 and 2013 data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Department of Health and Human Services. Let's revisit this data.


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