Jefferson City, MO – Americans for Prosperity-Missouri (AFP-MO) applauded Sen. Roy Blunt for his vote to repeal Obamacare, while chiding Sen. Claire McCaskill for her vote against repealing the failing healthcare law.
At a town hall earlier this month, Sen. McCaskill defended Obamacare and blamed “freeloaders” who have legally chosen not to enter the Obamacare exchanges for the rising cost of premiums, which have increased by 125 percent since 2013, according to the Health and Human Services, under the broken healthcare scheme. And because of Obamacare, 85 percent of Missouri counties only have one insurance provider to choose from.
AFP-MO State Director Jeremy Cady issued the following statement:
“Missouri has been especially hit by Obamacare, with huge premium hikes and insurers fleeing the market. Today’s vote was an opportunity to rid ourselves of this mess and start the process of implementing targeted reforms to make health care more affordable and accessible. We thank Sen. Blunt for listening to Missourians and his vote to repeal the failed healthcare.” Cady continued: “With her vote against repeal, Sen. McCaskill has once again turned her back on Missouri. Her vote keeps intact a system that is punishing her constituents with sky-high costs and decreasing options.”