Gardner: “Our Current Healthcare System Will Continue to Fail Coloradans if we Don’t do Something”

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the announcement on Wednesday by the Colorado Division of Insurance that premiums will increase by an average of 26.7% in 2018 on the individual health insurance marketplace.


“Our current healthcare system will continue to fail Coloradans if we don’t do something to address the rising costs created by the Affordable Care Act,” said Gardner. “This should not be ok. It should not be accepted as normal that just like previous years, healthcare insurance costs will continue to go up on thousands of Coloradans next year.


“I’m going to continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle about getting something done to repair the damage the Affordable Care Act is having on Colorado’s healthcare system.”




Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.

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