STATEMENT: Senator Burr On The 2017 Premium Increases Under Obamacare & Ross’ Support For The Failed Program

STATEMENT: Senator Burr On The 2017 Premium Increases Under Obamacare & Ross’ Support For The Failed Program

Raleigh, NC — Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Blue Cross And Blue Shield announcement that 2017 premiums are set to increase under Obamacare:

“North Carolinians, many of whom only have one choice of insurer because of Obamacare, continue to receive troubling news related to their healthcare coverage as their premiums are set to increase once again. Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced yesterday that premiums would increase on average by 24.3 percent for 2017. Just last week during our debate, Deborah Ross stated she would have voted in favor of Obamacare in 2009 and continues to support the failed policy. We are watching the program implode before our own eyes and Ross’ only solution is more government. That’s exactly how we got into this situation in the first place and Ross’ ideas would only compound the problems with our healthcare system. It’s imperative we find ways to empower individuals to make their own choices when it comes to their healthcare coverage and Ross should commit to fully repealing this law and replacing it with a program that works for North Carolina.”