Sen. Barrasso: Rising Premiums an ‘Alarming Side Effect’ of ObamaCare

‘The numbers are not good for the American people’

Sen. Barrasso Calls Rising Premiums an 'Alarming Side Effect' of Obamacare (CNS News)

As the U.S. Senate prepared to give final approval to Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Health and Human Services Secretary on Wednesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) took the opportunity to warn once again of Obamacare's side effects, including rising health insurance premiums.

"This is an alarming side effect of the president's health care law," he said, asking if any Democrat would dare to defend premium increases of up to 17 percent in one year alone.

"States are starting to release the proposed premium increases companies expect to charge next year under the Obama health care law, and the numbers are not good for the American people -- for people who wanted affordable care, quality care, access to care," Barrasso said in a speech on the Senate floor.

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