Alexander on Rising Health Insurance Premiums: “What American Family Can Afford This Kind of Reform?”
Posted on September 26, 2012
NASHVILLE – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement about a Kaiser Family Foundation study that finds premiums for families have risen by $672 in the past year, and by $2,370 since 2009:
“What American family can afford this kind of reform? Congress needs to repeal this law and move step-by-step to enact common-sense reforms that lower health care costs.”
Alexander was asked by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and then-House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) to represent Republicans at a summit at the White House in Feb. 2010 to discuss the president’s proposed health-care law. He warned President Obama that premiums for millions of Americans with individual insurance would rise under the president’s proposal. Click HERE for video of Alexander’s exchange with the president.