September 1, 2016–Cottage Grove, MN…Jason Lewis today released the following statement in response to news reports of soaring health insurance rates due to MNsure, Obamacare’s disastrous Minnesota exchange.
“Minnesota families deserve better than Obamacare. Today’s news that Minnesotans’ healthcare premiums will increase by upwards of 35 percent – with some premiums increasing by a whopping 66 percent – is just the latest failure in an already unsuccessful program. Already, rates have risen in Minnesota due to MNsure, and insurers like Blue Cross Blue Shield have announced they will in large part leave the state. Minnesotans have seen the terrible effects of Obamacare and MNsure: fewer healthcare options, higher costs, and less certainty.
“My opponent has continually supported Obamacare, and has even argued that it ‘doesn’t go far enough’. If elected, she will continue to rubberstamp these types of policies that hurt Minnesota families. We deserve better than that. We need real healthcare reforms – like allowing individuals to buy policies across state lines, and enacting true portability by reforming the tax code.
“For years, on the radio and off, I have always stood firmly against Obamacare, because we need healthcare reforms that will give Minnesotans choices – not exchanges like MNsure that take more money out of the pockets of hardworking Minnesotans. As your next Representative, I will continue to fight to make healthcare work for Minnesota again.”
Jason Lewis spent 25 years on the air as a voice in the national political conversation, talking with Minnesotans and Americans about solutions to our greatest problems. An active Minnesota resident for two decades, he and his wife Leigh have two young daughters, Lindsey and Lauren. Jason is also an author, public speaker, and started his career running Lewis Motor Supply, a small family business founded by his grandfather. Lewis won his competitive, multi-candidate primary contest with 49% of the vote share on August 9, 2016.
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