Scott Walker sees big rise in health insurance premiums under Barack Obama | PolitiFact Wisconsin

Published April 9, 2015 by wallacedarwin

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/apr/07/scott-walker/scott-walker-sees-big-rise-health-insurance-premiu/

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Walker said that under Obama, “the average cost of family health care premiums has increased by $4,154.”

The figure is correct when comparing 2008 to 2014 and using figures from a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a respected source on health care.
** But that includes a period before Obama took office in January 2009.

The increase is less — $3,459 — when comparing 2009 to 2014.
**Moreover, despite the implication in Walker’s statement, the increase in average family premiums from 2009 to 2014
** is less than it was the previous five years.

We rate Walker’s statement Mostly False.

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