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Politifact Virginia: Healthcare policy increase claim mostly false

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In today's Politifact Virginia Report Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock says health policies under President Obama have increased more than $4,000.

Our colleagues at Politifact say that claim is actually "mostly false."

They say Comstock's math is wrong and that costs actually grew faster when George W. Bush was in the White House.

"The rate of growth of premiums has actually slowed in recent years under Obama," said  Richmond Times-Dispatch Reporter Sean Gorman.

Politifact's math shows policies have increased - on average - by $3,400 during the Obama years.

During the Bush years it was $3,600.

You can read more on politifactvirginia.com.

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