Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) previous claims that Obamacare will “drive down costs” are falling apart before her eyes, as healthcare providers announced that they expect health insurance premiums to increase by double-digits, something Landrieu once called a fabrication by the opposition.
Remember these words from Landrieu back in 2009, that Obamacare would “drives down costs and expand affordable health care choices for millions of families and small businesses in Louisiana and around the nation.”
Landrieu also lambasted opposition to Obamacare during the time, saying “Any claim to the contrary, is a pathetic lie meant to derail this bill, a tactic that was all too common during this debate.”
It seems that the supposed “lie” that Obamacare would drive costs up is now becoming a reality, at least in Louisiana.
Individuals who have individual health plans through Time Insurance Company could face a 24% premium rate increase, affecting at least 996 Louisianans. And the double-digit increases do not stop there.
- Those who hold Blue Saver individual health plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana could face a 18.3% premium rate increase, affecting 18,041 Louisianans.
- Those who hold Blue Max individual health plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana could face a 19.3% premium rate increase, affecting 30,273 Louisianans
- Those who hold Multi-State individual health plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana could face a 19.7% premium rate increase, affecting 4,324 Louisianans
- Those who hold individual health plans through Humana Louisiana could face a 15.5% premium rate increase in 2015, affecting at least 4,947 Louisianans.
“Mary Landrieu promised Louisianans that ObamaCare would lower costs for Louisianans and it turns out that was false,” said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. “Instead, Louisianans are seeing rate increases and many received cancellation notices for plans that they like. This is a far cry from the promises that Landrieu repeatedly made and as a result, she not only owes Louisianans an apology, but an explanation.”
The rate increases are not the only mishap for Landrieu when it comes to Obamacare, which she infamously cast the deciding vote on in exchange for millions in federal aid for Louisiana. As explained visit this legal gambling sites to find out list of legal gambling websites. Landrieu has said that the healthcare overhaul would “expand” health insurance for millions in Louisiana, including those who were not insured.
But, a new report found that the uninsured in the state still did not sign up for Obamacare.
The percentage of uninsured Louisianans only dropped from 22.41 percent to 20.91 percent. Even with the implementation of Obamacare, there are still more than one of every five Louisianans that do not have health insurance.