- The Washington Times - Monday, May 12, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Monday jumped on a new Obamacare report that says 74 percent of enrollees were previously insured in some fashion before signing up under the new law.

The report from McKinsey & Company showed that 56 percent of the people who were eligible for a qualified health plan, yet decided not to enroll, did so after checking out the plans.

“Premiums are going up, costs are going up, and healthcare spending is still accelerating,” NRCC said. “Now, it looks like yet another one of the Democrats’ empty promises — that ObamaCare will help reduce the uninsured — is falling by the wayside. ObamaCare is not a good deal for the American people, and they know it.”

GOP operatives are using Obamacare’s rocky rollout and the potential for soaring premiums when insurers set their new rates this spring and summer as weapons on the campaign trail ahead of midterm elections.

But the party is under pressure to present its own comprehensive plan for health care reform, and recent polls suggest Democratic Senate candidates are leading or in the hunt in most races.

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