The New York Times had a legend and a myth gracing its front page yesterday. The legend: Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera. The myth: a cover story declaring “Health Plan Cost for New Yorkers Set To Fall 50 Percent” thanks to ObamaCare.
The headline is meant to spread cheer about the law’s implementation next year, but it’s woefully misleading.
The news applies only to New Yorkers who buy insurance on their own rather than through their work. Just 17,000 New Yorkers now buy insurance this way out of the 2.3 million insured statewide. That’s just 0.6 percent of insured New Yorkers.
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