Virginia voted to keep in their liberal governor earlier this month, which Democrats hailed as a significant victory simply because it was the first one they’ve had in over a year.
Democrat governorships did become a minority under Obama’s presidency, and it’s not all that surprising given that Americans have been fleeing blue states at a net rate of 1,000 per day. Maintaining one ain’t much of an achievement (nor was Phil Murphy’s victory in New Jersey, where the current governor is the least popular in the nation), and the Democratic Party’s popularity still hit a record low this year.
Quite ironically, it could be due to the fact that it’s liberals paying the price for liberal policies. That may have not yet convinced those in light-blue Virginia to vote differently, but when it comes to one particular health care law that President Donald Trump is trying to remove, it has hurt them the most.
According to he Daily Wire, residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, an extremely liberal city, “will see their premiums go up anywhere from 195% to 247% next year, according to the city’s hometown paper, The Daily Progress.”
Here’s what Doug Gray, the executive director of the Virginia Association of Health Plans, said: “For the people without a subsidy, it’s ridiculous. It’s completely unaffordable. It works very well for people who are at 100 [percent] to 400 percent of the poverty line. It doesn’t work at all if you’re over that.”
Those in Charlottesville are hardly the only ones. According to data published earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Big insurers in Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and Wyoming are seeking to raise premiums by averages close to 30% or more.”
And liberals still don’t get it:
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