Forbes blogger Avik Roy claimed on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was a “war on bros” because men and women will now have to pay the same rates for insurance.
Roy, who also works for the Manhattan Institute, told Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy that he had determined that several states’ average premiums could increase over 130 percent under the Affordable Care Act.
“And that’s an average,” he explained. “So, the key thing to understand is Obamacare is a war on bros. It’s young men in particular who are going to pay a lot more. Young people are going to pay more, men are going to pay more relative to women and healthy people are going to pay more relative to sick people.”
According to The Washington Post, insurance companies sometimes charged women up to ten times more than men before the Affordable Care Act made discrimination illegal.
And starting in 2014, insurance companies will be barred from charging sick people or people with pre-existing conditions more for insurance.
Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 5, 2013.
Republican ex-lawmaker with coronavirus scolds Wisconsin GOP for forcing voters to risk their health
On CNN Tuesday, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), who is himself dealing with a bout of COVID-19, chastised the Wisconsin GOP for doing everything in their power to block the state elections from being moved — and forcing many voters to stand in line and risk exposure to the virus to cast their ballot.
"I have to tell you, here in Pennsylvania we have a Democratic governor and Republican legislature," Dent told host Don Lemon. "They postponed the election here from April 28 until June 2. Without any controversy. Everybody agreed it was the right thing to do and they moved on. I'm surprised Wisconsin took this risk, knowing they don't have to."
‘A day that will live in infamy’: This is what it looked like when Wisconsin forced in-person voting during a pandemic
by Jessica Corbett
As footage of Wisconsin's crowded polling stations flooded the internet Tuesday, public health officials and civil rights advocates condemned the state's Supreme Court and Republican legislative leaders for allowing in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic and thwarting Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' last-minute efforts to address voter safety concerns.