Obamacare’s Record: 5 Years Of Skyrocketing Premiums

HHS Report: ‘Average Premiums Were 105% Higher In 2017 Than In 2013’

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Seven years ago, Democrats forced an unfair health care system on our country that they called the ‘Affordable Care Act.’ It turned out to be anything but. They told Americans it would lower their premiums — but Obamacare has increased premiums by an average of 105 percent in the vast majority of states on the federal exchange since 2013. Unless we act, we can expect similar trends for years to come.” (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/26/2017)


‘Cost Of An Individual Obamacare Policy Has Increased By An Average 105 Percent’

Raw Premium Increases: $2,928 Per Year, $244 Per Month

“The cost of an individual ObamaCare policy has increased by an average 105 percent from 2013 to 2017 in all 39 states that have used the federal exchange, the Trump administration said Tuesday. … average premiums were 105% higher in 2017 than in 2013…” (“Obamacare On Federal Exchanges Increased By Average 105% Since '13: Report,” Fox News, 5/23/2017)

HHS: “Increase in Individual Market Monthly Premiums in Healthcare.gov States: Raw Increase: $244, Percent Increase: 105%.” (Emphasis Added; “Individual Market Premium Changes: 2013 – 2017,” Department Of Heath And Human Services, 5/23/2017)

‘Cost Doubled In 20 Of The States And Tripled In Three’

“The HHS official said the cost doubled in 20 of the states and tripled in three of them.” (“Obamacare On Federal Exchanges Increased By Average 105% Since '13: Report,” Fox News, 5/23/2017)

HHS: “All 39 states using Healthcare.gov experienced an increase in individual market premiums from 2013 – 2017. In 2017, 62% of States using Healthcare.gov saw premiums double from 2013 rates. Three states – Alaska, Alabama, and Oklahoma – saw premiums triple from 2013-2017.” (“Average Health Insurance Premiums Doubled Since 2013,” Department of Heath and Human Services, 5/23/2017)


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