McCain releases statement on Arizona regulators' decision to approve premium rate hikes under Obamacare
The hikes range from 51 to 74.5 percent.
“The bad news about Obamacare just got even worse for Arizonans,” McCain said. “According to Arizona insurance regulators, the hardworking citizens of our state will not only be left with few or no choices when it comes to health insurance plans in the federal marketplace next year, but will also be forced to face premium rates increases ranging from 51-74.5 percent.”
McCain talked about how Arizona’s most populous county, Maricopa, will have just one health provider option for citizens -- and this provider has raised premiums by 75 percent. For a single resident in the region, silver plan health care could cost up to $500 per month, and for families of four, $1,400 per month. Citizens who cannot afford these costs are forced to pay hefty fines.
“Arizona families are demanding affordability, accessibility and choice when it comes to their health care -- not the expensive, restrictive and poor quality care that has been forced upon them by Obamacare,” McCain said. “Until President Obama and congressional Democrats wake up to the law’s failure, and until we repeal and replace it with solutions that encourage competition and put patients back in charge, the Washington-knows-best approach will continue to unfairly burden the Arizona families it was supposed to help.”