SENS. KELLY, HWANG REACT TO DELAY IN INSURANCE DEPARTMENT’S HEALTH CARE COST FORUM
HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and Senator Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield), ranking member of the Insurance Committee, released the following regarding the State Insurance Department’s failure to follow through on holding a previously announced informational session on Monday, October 3 to discuss the driving forces behind increasing health care costs:
“Over a decade ago Democrats promised the Affordable Care Act would deliver affordable health care. Since then, health care has only become more unaffordable. This year double digit health insurance rate increases were approved in Connecticut by the Governor’s administration and a promise was made to hold a hearing on October 3 to closely examine the driving forces. That hearing is not happening today. It’s just like every other promise Democrats have made to our residents when it comes to health care affordability. Promise, delay, inaction.
“Rather than wait, CT Republicans continue to advocate for relief now. We have an achievable, common-sense plan to reduce your health insurance premium, reduce prescription drug costs and seek savings in medical care so that the average family sees a premium reduction of over $6,000 a year. Why wait for more of the same? CT residents have a choice. Must we continue to wait for affordable health care? Or do you want action now to lower your health care costs? CT Republicans have shown the better way.”
Read the Senate Republicans’ plan here.
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