Obamacare Premium Increases Come to Montana
As open enrollment on the Obamacare exchange begins, headlines from across the nation read, “Premiums for Health Insurance Bought on Exchanges to Climb in 2016.”
Nowhere is this truer than in Montana where premiums will increase 20-45%.
Health care experts predicted Obamacare would not reduce premiums but President Obama and Democrats refused to listen. Despite President Obama’s broken promise that premiums would go down the reality is our families are going to spend more money from their paycheck for their government-approved health care plans.
As premiums continue to rise, Montana Democrats are not fighting to protect our health care. In fact, Montana Democrats just show blind allegiance to the liberal cause and refuse to stand with the 56% of Montanans who oppose Obamacare:
- Governor Bullock admits our “small businesses and families pay too much” for health care but he’s too busy promoting the liberal agenda to stand against Obamacare.
- Senator Tester won’t show a backbone to President Obama as he continues to defend this health care law he helped pass.
- Monica Lindeen, the Democrat State Auditor, recently approved these double-digit premium hikes.
- Jesse Laslovich, a Montana Democrat who’s running to succeed Lindeen in 2016, has spread misleading claims that Obamacare would reduce our health care costs and will simply follow in Lindeen’s footsteps of approving premium increases if elected.
Montana Democrats continue to press forward with their staunch defense and support for Obamacare despite the devastating harm these premium increases will have on tens of thousands of Montana families. Our families should not be burden with these premium increases. Our families deserve health care reform that will expand access and ensure affordable, high-quality care that won’t take more money from our paycheck each year.