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Dem Senators Begich And Pryor Pushed Obamacare, Now Their Constituents Are Paying The Price

As he scurried away from CRAPITALISM author Jason Mattera, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) said he’s still “working on” a plan to bring down the skyrocketing health insurance rates in his state. And while Senator Begich boasts about his Obamacare remedy, something he calls the “copper plan,” his constituents are seeing their health insurance rates rise to staggering levels.

Two of Alaska’s largest insurers, Premera Blue Cross and Moda Health, are jacking up their premiums under Obamacare. Premera Blue Cross premiums are up from 35 percent to 45 percent and Moda Health’s will be somewhere between 22 and 28.8 percent.

Premera says Obamacare has created a “situation unique to Alaska” and said it is “not sustainable.”

“We’ve seen a large influx of individuals with very significant medical needs and related medical costs purchasing new coverage under the ACA,” Premera said in a press release.

When asked about his promise that health insurance premiums would decrease, Begich told Mattera he should go “look at my stuff.”

But at least Begich had the balls to regurgitate his mindless talking points.

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor was silent on the subject of Obamacare when Daily Surge cameras caught up with him.

“Why do you think voters should trust you again, seeing that you canceled their health care plans and raised their premiums with your Obamacare vote?” asked Mattera of Senator Pryor.

Senator Mark “You Can Keep Your Healthcare Plan” Pryor didn’t have anything to say.

Meanwhile, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford says residents might see a decrease of about 2 percent in their insurance rates. However, that’s just a projected rate decrease. It’s subject to increase. And with the new Obamacare open enrollment period starting on Nov. 15, Arkansas voters won’t know how much their new policy will cost until after the midterm elections.

From the Daily Caller:

The Obama administration has already debuted its new, improved version of HealthCare.gov, but still won’t release premium rates on the website until after the Nov. 4 elections.

The open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, over a week after the Nov. 4 elections, and lasts just three months — half as long as the first open enrollment run. The GOP has urged the administration to release the rates as soon as they’re finalized so that customers have more time to budget (and presumably because hikes would be detrimental to Obamacare supporters come election time).

Pryor, Begich, and Obama are playing fast and loose with you health and your wallet. They have all made broken promise after broken promise.

“For people like Begich and Pryor, they didn’t care about the negative impact Obamacare would have on the American people,” said Daily Surge publisher Jason Mattera. “They were going to ensure their cronies profited handsomely, even if the law has inflicted absolute misery on the rest of us.”

According to a Real Clear Politics average of polls, a whopping 53.8% of Americans still oppose Obamacare.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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