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The unaffordable Affordable Care Act.

The editors of National Review Online have posted a piece [1] that runs to 1,388 words detailing – not with rhetoric and philosophical argument but with hard data – the many shortcomings and broken promises of Obamacare.

We don’t have time for 1,388 words here so a detailed, fact-supported argument against the mockingly-named Affordable Care Act is not possible. A summary will have to do.

Here it is.

The Congressional Budget Office has revised the cost estimate of Obamacare upward, by close to 100 percent. So much for not adding a dime to the deficit as President Obama promised. The president promised that the typical family would see the cost of health insurance premiums go down by an average of $2,500 per year. Premiums here at my company went up by 16 percent this year and are expected by some estimates to rise by as much as 50 percent in 2014.

At the end of all of this, 30 million Americans will remain without health insurance, essentially unchanged from before the law was passed.

Obamacare is deeply flawed, expensive and unaffordable. Republicans and Democrats unblinded by partisan ideology should begin working on a replacement before We the People show up with tar, feathers and pitchforks. We the People should make it clear that that’s exactly what will happen if they don’t.