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.