Around the country you're hearing all kinds of complaining from conservatives about how difficult it's going to be for businesses to operate. Health care costs are going up like crazy. I guess we'll have to lay people off, cut wages, etc.
It's true that health care costs overall have risen recently. The lowest amount they've gone up in about 50 years. The Kaiser Foundation is a non-partisan health policy group. Yeah, premiums are going up. A strikingly low amount. The lowest amount they've gone up in the 14 years Kaiser has been doing analysis. Preliminary analysis going forward is that this trend of smaller health care cost increases should continue for a while.
What corporations are going to do is pass on the burden of this rise in health care costs to their employees. We got to. We have no choice. It's really bad now with Obama. Well, if that line works to trick you into thinking they're telling you the truth I guess that's what they should do since profits are the goal here. But if you are aware of the facts you can at least call out their BS, as Jon Stewart does below.