"Come November, nearly a third of the nation's counties will have only one insurer for you to choose from when you have to buy health insurance on the regional Obamacare exchange as the market collapses and insurance companies are leaving the Obamacare exchanges in droves," said
Alexander has called the 62 percent average rate increase planned next year by the
Despite record rate increases planned next year by health insurers still participating in the health exchange plans in
Backers of ObamaCare touted new studies showing that more Tennesseans have health care insurance and costs for employer-sponsored plans are rising slower with better health care results under the Affordable Care Act than they did before the law was adopted in 2010.
The average premium for families with employer-sponsored health plans grew just 3.4 percent in 2016, according to the
Burwell also said that hospital readmissions for Tennessee Medicare beneficiaries dropped 8.7 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to the
"Affordability, access, and quality are how we measure success in the health care system," Burwell said in a statement. "This week's data show
But major health insurers like
"More than 11,000 people in my home state recently learned that they would have to find a new health care plan after an insurer announced that it would be leaving the
Alexander said the one-year waiver of the tax penalty for those who don't buy an individual health insurance plan "gives Americans a real solution for next year and lets them know that we are on their side" until the
"Even if we have a Democratic president next year, we cannot continue without making big, structural changes soon to avoid a collapse of our nation's health insurance market," Alexander said.
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