Surprise, surprise … except not really.

“Obamacare” – U.S. President Barack Obama’s socialized medicine monstrosity – is doing the exact opposite of what we were promised it would do.

Again … 

According to a new report from Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner, “families are paying an average of $663 a month and singles $274 a month, far more than before Obamacare kicked in.”

How much more? According to data from, the family payments are up 56 percent from this time a year ago while individual payments are up by 39 percent from last February.

Wow … just … WOW.

Yet Obama and his allies continue to refer to this law as the “affordable care” act. Funny.

“In an Obama administration, we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year,” then-U.S. Senator Obama said during a June 2008 campaign swing through Virginia. “We won’t do all this twenty years from now, or ten years from now. We’ll do it by the end of my first term as President of the United States.”

Yeah … how’d that promise pan out?

Not so well. At the end of Obama’s first term, premiums for the average family with an employer-provided plan increased by $2,400 according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Now they are skyrocketing even further …

Viva la hope and change, people …