WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst released a statement following yesterday’s confirmation by the Obama administration that there would be, on average, a 25 percent increase for ObamaCare plans.

“Iowa’s businesses and families alike continue to struggle under the crushing weight of ObamaCare. Years ago, President Obama promised health insurance premiums would go down under ObamaCare. They haven’t. Now, the Obama administration cannot ignore the facts; premiums continue to rise and choice continues to dwindle. These rising costs once again prove the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable.”

This announcement comes after Senator Ernst recently highlighted Iowans’ concerns over rising ObamaCare costs at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.

The Iowa Senator is also an original cosponsor of S.339 to repeal the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” which authorizes full repeal 180 days after enactment in order to allow a six-month window to replace ObamaCare with patient centered, affordable, quality solutions.

 

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