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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Anthem’s Rate Increases Reinforce What Has Been Known For Years: ObamaCare is Failing and Mainers Will Suffer if Nothing Is Done

June 26, 2017
Press Release
Democrats preposterously attempt to shift blame for a failed health care law that has deteriorated every year since its implementation

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement after continued reports of the unsustainability of ObamaCare:


“Since ObamaCare was first implemented, Mainers’ premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed. Just last year, the Bangor Daily News reported that ‘average increases for individual plans range from about 14 percent to 24 percent for 2017.’ Insurers—like Anthem—have considered pulling out of the individual market or have already done so, and families have had fewer and fewer health care options,” said Congressman Poliquin. “ObamaCare has been failing for years, as many have warned, impacting tens of thousands of Maine families.


“The people of Maine have seen this problem get worse every year and are not fooled about what is the problem. Now, Democrats are trying to shift blame for the failures of ObamaCare, which has deteriorated every year since it became law. Their answer is to do nothing; that is unacceptable.”


In March, Anthem announced it would begin the process to stop offering Maine ObamaCare policies in January 2018 if the failing law isn’t changed.


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