But they left out one crucial piece of information: Obamacare is designed to protect enrollees against year-to-year price fluctuations. Warning about higher premiums leaves an impression that people will pay more, and the GOP surely won't hesitate to push that line again whenever news of rising premiums breaks.About 85 percent of the people who are enrolled in private insurance through the exchanges got subsidies from the federal government—so about 85 percent of the 8 million enrollees won't see a premium hike. And because of the competition on the marketplace, insurers will be keeping an eye on what other companies are doing with premiums, knowing that people will be free to change plans in the next enrollment period. The competition part of the law will see to that. That will help the 15 percent of enrollees who aren't eligible for subsidies, and to an extent the people who signed up outside of the exchanges.
But they're not telling the whole story.
That's just one more overhyped "horror" story from Republicans, one that we'll be hearing regularly until November. Never mind that it's not true, because that surely won't stop them repeating it. But it's going to be awfully inconvenient for them when it doesn't happen. Just like the huge success of 8 million enrollments has been.