AEI's Chris Conover claims that, because total national health spending is going to be higher than baseline as a result of the ACA, it is not possible for the premiums paid by those who purchase health insurance to be going down as a result of the ACA. Say what? Right now the premiums of those who buy insurance pay for a lot of the uninsured's medical care. If you broaden the base by insuring more people, you lower the rates that those who are insured and pay for the system pay.
Of course, nobody at the AEI will point out that Conover is either--at best--confused, or is simply saying things he knows are not true.
Obedience to their political masters, after all, rules on 17th St. Informing the public and raising the level of the policy debate doesn't.