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Donnelly Statement on New Study Finding Indiana Premium Increases Caused by Administration’s Health Care Sabotage Efforts
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement today in response to a new study from the independent Urban Institute showing the harm that continued sabotage efforts by the Administration are having on health care premiums in Indiana and across the country. According to the study, Indiana’s health care premiums in the individual market are projected to rise 19.6% in 2019 due to policy changes including the tax law, which raises health care costs for families, and the recently announced short-term insurance plans. The study also notes these policy changes, along with the Administration’s decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments and reduce advertising and enrollment efforts, will lead to a total of 702,000 uninsured Hoosiers in 2019, which is 220,000 more, or 45.6% higher, than it would be without these changes.
Donnelly said, “As this independent study shows, continued efforts by the Administration to undermine our health care system are projected to result in double-digit premium hikes for Hoosier families. I continue to urge the Administration to work on efforts that will make health care more affordable instead of maintaining this destructive path.”
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