Premiums for Obamacare plans in Pennsylvania will go up almost 9% in 2018. Does Bob Casey still insist “nothing gets [him] to yes” on Obamacare fixes?
Obamacare premiums in Pennsylvania will rise “an average 8.8 percent for individuals and 6.6 percent for small group plans in 2018,” according to a Thursday report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Even though nine-percent hikes will have an impact on individuals and families, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is still standing by Obamacare.
Casey most recently tweeted about Obamacare on Wednesday, sharing an article that puts all the blame for Obamacare premium hikes on Republicans:
Congressional Rs & the Administration are undermining our health care system & driving up costs for PA families.https://t.co/lVGsddbApe
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) May 31, 2017
Casey has previously said that “nothing gets me to yes” on health care reform because Republicans want to repeal Obamacare.
While the Post-Gazette article noted that certain changes to Obamacare will also cause premiums to go up, Casey – a vulnerable senator up for re-election in 2018 – still appears committed to Obamacare, and its annual premium hikes.
Casey’s official issue page on health care notes that he supported Obamacare, and suggests that it’s working:
Senator Casey supported the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is increasing access to health coverage for Americans and established new protections for people who have health insurance.
Casey has not offered solutions for nine-percent premium hikes, though, as of Monday.
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