Sen. Michael Bennet was one of the deciding votes for Obamacare in 2009, so he’s probably feeling pretty guilty about the squeeze he’s putting on Colorado families who are seeing historic health insurance rate increases and loss of plans as a result of the terrible legislation. Here’s what GOP U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said about the rate hikes and cancellations:
“When the President rammed his partisan healthcare law through Congress, he repeatedly promised the American people ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it.’ President Obama and those that supported this partisan law are now silent as 92,000 Coloradans must find a new insurance plan. The President also promised the average family of four would pay $2,500 less annually by the end of his first term, but has no answers for families in Colorado that will have to deal with these outrageous increases. While the President continues to sell the American people a myth that Obamacare is working, we know this simply is not true. It’s time for the President to admit Obamacare is a disaster for the American people. I will continue to work tirelessly to repeal and replace Obamacare with a patient-centered health care system that actually lowers costs and increases choice.”
As Gardner mentioned, 92,000 Coloradans must find a new plan for 2017. Those 92,000 people include 10,549 from the UnitedHealthcare individual plans, 9,914 from the Humana individual plans, 10,000 from the Rocky Mountain Health Plans, and 62,310 from the Anthem BlueCross PPO that the insurer will no longer sell in 2017. But, wait, there’s more. The fee increases coming in 2017 will be as much as 40.6%.
Is there really a single person who will still claim that Obamacare was a great idea? Further, can Coloradans really stomach more meddling by the government in healthcare in the form of Amendment 69? PeakNation™, just say no to 69 and no to Michael Bennet.