March 25, 2014
As the end of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period draws near, President Obama has been making the rounds to push his signature legislation in hopes of ramping up enrollment numbers. He appeared on online parody talk show “Between Two Ferns” two weeks ago, and stopped by the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last week. During both appearances, he claimed that insurance costs could be as low as monthly cell phone bills.
“You can, at this point, get health insurance for $100 a month or less. In some cases less than your cell phone bill or cable bill,” Obama told DeGeneres.
But the math isn’t that simple.