For Immediate Release:
September 25, 2013
NEW REPORT SHOWS LOWER THAN EXPECTED OBAMACARE PREMIUMS FOR IOWA
GOP efforts to repeal would hurt economy and raise average rates
Des Moines, IA – As Republicans continue to march the country toward a government shutdown and a default on our obligations in an effort to defund Obamacare, the Iowa Democratic Party touted new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing that Obamacare is working and will cost consumers less than anticipated.
“The new report found that health care rates in Iowa are affordable, especially with new subsidies that will be available for around half of Americans buying their health insurance. The report found that right here in Iowa, a 27 year old making $25,000 a year would have access to insurance plans as low as $95/ MONTH and a family of four making $50,000 would pay as low as $103,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan. “Obamacare is working and Republicans in Washington are doing everything in their power to take it away, even if it means hurting our economy by shutting down the government and not paying our nation’s bills.”
The report found that in addition to lower premiums, in Iowa, consumers will be able to choose from an average of 39 health choice plans so they can pick the plan that works best for them and their family. The health care plans give Iowans access to quality affordable coverage with no lifetime caps on care, ends discrimination due to preexisting conditions, bars insurers from charging women more and so much more. In contrast, the House of Representatives last week passed a bill with the support of Congressmen King and Latham to demand a shutdown of the government unless Obamacare was defunded and all those hard-fought previsions were removed.
To view the report with a breakdown of how the Affordable Care Act is helping Iowa click here.