In a refreshing moment of candor and transparency, the Obama administration this week acknowledged that premiums for the so-called Affordable Care Act will increase on average by 25% across the country.  Just last week, recall that the President defended the health care mandate in a Miami speech and argued that the Republican-led Congress was to blame because they hadn’t implemented the necessary fixes! A quick look at the projected increases for some “silver” plans from specific state exchanges around the country is downright frightening: 116% increase in Arizona; a 71% leap in Alabama; a 53% hike in Pennsylvania and a 40 percent jump in North Carolina are just some examples!  That said, US Secretary of Health & Human Services Sylvia Burwell advises not to worry since government health subsidies will increase as well – I wonder where they get the money for subsidies? Oh that’s right, our taxes!