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ObamaCare's Cost Crunch Squeezing Wisconsin Families

- August 5, 2016

today, tim kaine will hold a campaign event in milwaukee

Tim Kaine Will Hold An Event In Milwaukee. "Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine will be coming to Milwaukee's Lakefront Brewery for a campaign event Friday. Doors for the event open at 11 a.m. according to a listing on Hillary Clinton's campaign website. The event will begin at 1 p.m." (Bill Glauber, "Tim Kaine Visiting Milwaukee On Friday," Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel , 8/3/16)

Wisconsin's insurers have struggled with rising costs over the past three years

The Average Premium Hike Requested By Health Care Providers In Wisconsin For 2017 Was 10 Percent

The Average Health Care Rate Increase For 2017 Will Be 10 Percent In Wisconsin. "Of the 87 Obamacare-compliant health insurance plans that reported rate changes to healthcare.gov, the average increase was 10 percent. Seventy-four plans requested increases, while 13 requested modest decreases." (Brett Healy, "Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums To Jump Another 10 Percent In Wisconsin," Maclver Institute, 8/3/16)

  • "Of The 87 Plans, 15 Requested An Increase Of 20 Percent Or More." (Brett Healy, "Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums To Jump Another 10 Percent In Wisconsin," Maclver Institute, 8/3/16)
  • "Twenty Plans Requested An Increase Of Between 10 And 19 Percent." (Brett Healy, "Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums To Jump Another 10 Percent In Wisconsin," Maclver Institute, 8/3/16)
  • "That Means 35 Plans, Or 40 Percent Of All That Requested A Rate Change, Requested More Than The 10 Percent Average." (Brett Healy, "Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums To Jump Another 10 Percent In Wisconsin," Maclver Institute, 8/3/16)

In 2017, Two Major Insurers Will Exit Wisconsin's Health Care Exchange Entirely

UnitedHealthcare Announced That It Is Leaving Wisconsin's Health Insurance Exchange In 2017. " Insurance regulators in Wisconsin told the Star Tribune today that UnitedHealthcare will not be an option on the state's health insurance exchange in 2017." (Christopher Snowbeck, "It's Official: UnitedHealthcare Is Leaving Wisconsin's Exchange," Star Tribune, 6/3/16)

Humana Announced That It Will Pull Out Of The Wisconsin Health Exchange In 2017, Impacting 6,639 Wisconsin Residents. (Charles Gaba, "Wisconsin: Humana Pulling Out Of Individual Market In 2017," ACASignups.net , 5/5/16)

Wisconsin's Common Ground ObamaCare Co-Op Requested A 12.2 Percent Premium Hike, But Has Already Spent Half Of The 20-Year Funding It Was Allocated In The Past Year

Wisconsin's Common Ground ObamaCare Co-Op Requested A 12.2 Percent Premium Hike For 2017. "Wisconsin's troubled Common Ground Obamacare co-op, a taxpayer-supported nonprofit insurer established as an alternative to for-profit insurance companies, requested a 12.2 percent increase." (Brett Healy, "Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums To Jump Another 10 Percent In Wisconsin," Maclver Institute, 8/3/16)

  • "Earlier This Year, It Was Reported That Common Ground Had Already Spent Half Of The 20-Year Funding It Was Given By Taxpayers In Just One Year. Some Experts Believe Common Ground Could Be Out Of Business By The End Of The Year." (Brett Healy, "Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums To Jump Another 10 Percent In Wisconsin," Maclver Institute, 8/3/16)

In 2016, The Average Health Insurance Premium Rose 4.7 Percent In Wisconsin

In 2016, Health Insurance Premiums Rose 4.7 Percent In Wisconsin. ("2016 Marketplace Affordability Snapshot," Center For Medicare And Medicaid Services , 10/26/15)

In 2016, The Average Deductible Rose $477 In Wisconsin Creating A Significant Financial Burden For Families

In 2016, Health Insurance Premiums Rose An Average Of $477 In Wisconsin. ("2016 Obamacare Deductible Increase Tracker," Freedom Partners, 3/2/16)

milwaukee residents have been negatively impacted by obamacare

ObamaCare Cost Milwaukee 1,200 Jobs

Assurant Health Closed In 2015, Resulting In A Loss Of 1,200 Milwaukee Jobs. "Assurant Health, the Milwaukee-based individual health insurance arm of a national insurance company, announced in 2015 that it was closing, a move that cost 1,200 Milwaukee-area employees their jobs. According to the Milwaukee Business Journal, 'Assurant Inc. executives cited the challenges of running Assurant's health-insurance business under the Affordable Care Act.'" (Brian Sikma, "5 Ways ObamaCare Failed Wisconsin," Media Trackers, 3/3/16)

Anthem Blue Cross Announced That It Would No Longer Sell Plans In Milwaukee County Last Year

Anthem Blue Cross Pulled Out Of The Milwaukee County Health Exchange In 2015. "Anthem Blue Cross will no longer sell plans on the Obamacare exchange in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties." (Ron Johnson, "The Truth About Obamacare," Journal Sentinel, 12/2/15)

In 2015, The Average Health Insurance Premium Rose 5.7 Percent In Milwaukee

In 2015, Health Insurance Premiums Rose 5.7 Percent In Milwaukee. (Cynthia CoxLarry Levitt, Gary Claxton, Rosa Ma, and Robin Duddy-Tenbrunsel, Analysis of 2015 Premium Changes in the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces," Kaiser Family Foundation , 1/6/15)

OBAMACARE IS FAILING WISCONSIN, BUT CLINTON BRAGS ABOUT HER ROLE IN INSPIRING THIS FAILED HEALTHCARE LAW REGARDLESS

Clinton Claims That ObamaCare Is Based On The Failed Healthcare Program She Created During Her Husband's Administration

Clinton: "Before It Was Called ObamaCare, It Was Called Hillarycare." CLINTON: "Before it was called ObamaCare, it was called Hillarycare, as you remember. I fought really hard. The insurance companies and the drug companies spent millions against me." (Hillary Clinton, CNN Democratic Presidential Town Hall, 3/4/16)

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