Insurance costs are still skyrocketing

During a debate Sunday with rivals for the Democrat nomination for president, Hillary Clinton pledged to retain the Obamacare insurance system. Why, she proclaimed, “we now have driven (health care) costs down to the lowest they’ve been in 50 years.”

It just isn’t true. Health care spending last year grew faster than at any time during President Barack Obama’s presidency, consuming 17.5 percent of gross domestic product.

Clinton is not renowned for her honesty, and that should be hazardous to her political health later this year.