Proposed Premium Hikes Further Evidence of how the President’s Health Care Law is Failing to Lower Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement after health insurers offering plans in North Carolina announced significant premium increases to Obamacare health plans.

“Today’s announcements regarding the proposed rate filings are further evidence of how the President’s health care law is failing to lower health care costs,” said Senator Burr. “Despite being promised that Obamacare would lower premiums, it is doing the exact opposite.  These skyrocketing premiums are a major blow to North Carolina's working families. We must look to replace Obamacare with common sense reforms that will increase affordability, expand access to quality coverage and care, and put decision-making power back into the hands of North Carolinians.”