St. Paul – After more than $160 million was spent on the implementation of Obamacare in Minnesota, at least 140,000 Minnesotans lost their existing insurance and consumers are set to see their premium rates skyrocket yet again, the Minnesota Jobs Coalition called on three “Friends of Obamacare” in the Minnesota Legislature to come clean about the programs continued failures and their past support of it.
“Andrew Falk, Patti Fritz and John Ward are three of the leading big spenders and Obamacare cheerleaders in the legislature. What is less well-known is the 2012 friend of the court brief this trio of liberals signed onto in defense of Obamacare. The fact is Obamacare isn’t working for Minnesotans and it’s past time these three enablers stopped making excuses for its failures,” said Ben Golnik, chairman of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition.
Read the amicus brief signed by Falk, Fritz and Ward here:
Broken Promises As Minnesotans Learn They Can’t Keep Their Insurance
At least 140,000 Minnesotans who buy health insurance on their own are being notified that their plans will no longer be available under the new federal health care law, adding to the national furor over canceled policies that has overtaken the health care debate.” (Kevin Diaz “At least 140,000 Minnesotans will lose current health policies” Star Tribune, October 30, 2013)
Premiums Set to Skyrocket, Again
When MNsure’s open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, most shoppers on the state-run health insurance exchange will find higher premiums than they saw last year. (Nick Woltman “MNsure rates: Most going up, insurers say” October 14, 2014)