Lindeen, Laslovich Shock Montanans w/ Skyrocketing Premiums
“Shocked” – That’s how Monica Lindeen responded when she announced she would be imposing massive premium increases on Montanans next year.
She’s right – Montanans should be shocked that both her and her No. 2 Jesse Laslovich continue to bring us double digit premium increases year after year and still won’t back down in their support for Obamacare. These surging premiums are hitting our families and taking more money out of our pockets– impacting nearly 80,000 Montanans:
- BlueCross BlueShield premium increases range from 40–108%; with the average premium increasing 62%
- PacificSource premium increases range from 13.7–25.3%; with the average premium increasing 19.8%
- Montana Health CO-OP premium increases range from 14–38%; with the average premium increasing 22%
It’s worth noting that these double digit premium increases are in addition to the 20-45% premium increases Montanans had to pay last year.
This financial strain on our wallets comes after both Lindeen and Laslovich made false promises to Montanans that they wouldn’t see “dramatic price increases” and that “people will have lower premiums.”
Their statements couldn’t be further from the truth and just goes to show how all-in they are for protecting Obamacare– not Montana families struggling under these skyrocketing premium increases.
Obamacare has been nothing short of a disaster for Montanans, and this financial burden is just unimaginable. Montanans were promised over and over again by Democrats that Obamacare would reduce premiums but that just hasn’t been the case.
It’s long past time we do away with Obamacare and bring Montanans health care reform that actually lowers health care premiums, improves quality, and expands coverage.