My Take: Four Questions about Your Health Insurance

Jan 17, 2017 Issues: Health Care

The federal government’s approach to fixing our nation’s health insurance system – Obamacare – has failed. Prices have gone up and choices have gone down. If this poorly-designed law is kept in place, things will only get worse and more families will face difficult situations.

Dear Friend,

Below are four questions I want to ask about your health insurance:

  1. Are you paying more for your health insurance today than before Obamacare?
  2. Do you know someone, including yourself, who lost your health insurance coverage since Obamacare was implemented?
  3. Have you have found the bureaucracy, rules and restrictions of health insurance more difficult?
  4. Do you remember President Obama and Speaker Pelosi promising that you could keep your doctor and coverage, costs would go down, and that health insurance would be simpler under Obamacare?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. I hear from constituents every day who have lost their insurance plans and seen their costs go up. According to Gallup, eight out of ten Americans want to significantly change the law or replace it altogether.

Fortunately, we have a plan.

The new Congress and Administration are going to repeal this harmful law and transition to a better insurance system that is personal and centers around you – the patient. We have already started working on this with the passage of the budget vote, and I will keep you informed as we unveil our legislation for a 21st century health insurance system this year. 

Sincerely,

Kay Granger
Member of Congress