President Obama really does rely on his base being total and complete morons who don’t know how to use the calculators on their Obamaphones.
Obama has been going around telling people that the “free contraceptive” coverage under Obamacare plans could be worth the price of the premium.
In a word: Bull:
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation Obamacare “subsidy calclulator,” a 27-year old woman, who is single, has no children, does not smoke, and earns $32,000 per year will pay an average annual premium of $2,657 in 2014 to buy a health-care plan in an Obamacare exchange. That works out to $221.42 a month–many times the cost of a month’s supply of birth control pills.
If the same woman had an annual income of only $29,500, she would still need to pay an average of $2,432 in annual Obamacare premiums–or $202.66 per month.
Birth control can be purchased for as little as $10 a month. So Obama’s claim that if a woman is on birth control the Obamacare plan “pays for itself” is only true if the women’s current form of birth control is paying a friend $55 a week to tell the guy “not tonight, f*#@head!”