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OPINION: Premiums are sure to go up, thanks to Obamacare

October 11, 2013

The following letter to the editor, explaining how our health insurance premiums will rise under Obamacare, has been to submitted to newspapers around the state.

With the recent launch of Obamacare, we are certainly seeing the future of government-run healthcare. There have been hundreds of so-called “glitches” including delays, website problems, verification issues, and more.

And the implementation of this health insurance system will surely cost us more than just higher taxes and more government spending.

This fall, many Kansans will see their insurance premiums increase in cost. ObamaCare piles thousands of pages of rules and regulations upon on insurance market and requires insurance companies to provide a new, lengthy list of services. Unfortunately these benefits don’t come without a cost; forcing all of us to pay more for health insurance.

Estimates suggest a 40 year old male in Kansas will pay more than double to buy insurance next year; an incredible sum for hardworking Kansas families.

So as Washington, DC politicians try to cast blame for the premium increases we will all see in the near future, we should remind them that the blame doesn’t fall on the “evil insurance companies” – but rather, on the administration and those who voted for Obamacare.

Jeff Glendening
Kansas State Director
Americans for Prosperity

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