Posted 12 months ago on Sept. 5, 2013, 9:18 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Health insurance executives were hoping we’d swallow their scare campaign on rates, and thus get behind efforts by their friends in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Many of those friends, like Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which sent out a press release on March 14 with the headline: “Obamacare Oversight: The Looming Premium Rate Shock.”
The next day, that committee held a hearing entitled: “Unaffordable: Impact of Obamacare on America’s Health Insurance.” During that hearing, at which I testified, Blackburn read a long list of what she claimed were names of businesses in her district that had experienced Obamacare rate shock.
Skeptical, I sent Rep. Blackburn a letter asking if I could see those letters and help her determine if Obamacare was really the blame or if, possibly, and more likely, those businesses’ insurance carriers were just gouging them. Five and a half months later, I’m still waiting on a response. Even though I’m from Tennessee too.
Mr. Potter strikes again!