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May 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

Congressman Collins blasts Obamacare as NY premiums set to skyrocket

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Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after reports surfaced that health insurers operating in New York’s Obamacare exchanges requested premium rate increases by as much as 89 percent.

“These requested premium increases come on the heels of the total failure of the New York-based, Obamacare-created CO-OP Health Republic, which has already cost taxpayers more than $265 million at the end of 2015,” Congressman Collins said. “The failure of Health Republic forced thousands of beneficiaries onto more expensive plans and, based on the insurer requests, these beneficiaries will see substantial rate increases next year.

“Now Obamacare’s runaway premium costs are devastating families, businesses, and individuals in Western New York. President Obama’s health plan needs to be left behind with the rest of his failed presidency.”

The report detailing the insurer requested rate hikes can be read here. Health insurers in New York requested increased rates hikes of 17.3 percent on average.

George Richardson
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" President Obama’s health plan needs to be left behind with the rest of his failed presidency.”
If your sick weenie party prevails with tRump that's when you will see a failed Presidency commensurate with your own time as a Congressboy from Sticksville. Open your mind and shut your mouth.

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OK, Mr. Teabagger, errrr, I mean "Collins"... let's see your alternative to the ACA.

What's that? You have two? The first is "die quickly", and the other you left in your other pant's pocket? Figured.

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