05.17.16

Gardner Reacts to 20,000 Coloradans Losing Health Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following reports that 20,000 Coloradans will lose their insurance due to UnitedHealth and Humana exiting the individual market in Colorado and the state’s health insurance exchange:

“The Obama Administration continues to tout the success of the President’s health care law, but at the same time ignores the reality that it is failing tens of thousands of Coloradans and Americans across the country,” said Gardner. “President Obama repeatedly promised the American public ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it’ under his new law, but the opposite has proven true. Millions of plans have been cancelled, and now there are reports that more than 20,000 Coloradans will receive cancellation notices from their insurers in the coming months. While the Colorado Division of Insurance has called it ‘not too much a blow to the system,’ it is surely a blow to the families who are forced to find new plans before the end of the year. This is not the health care reform Coloradans were promised, and that’s why I’ll continue to work with my colleagues toward a patient-centered health care system that encourages competition to lower costs and preserve choice.” 

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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 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

 

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