For Immediate Release--October 11, 2016
Contact(s): Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected]
Kevin Kane (414) 550-8280 [email protected]
Web Link to News Release
Sabotage by Health Care Industry & Conservative Politicians True Cause of Rising Health Premiums
Blaming ObamaCare is a political gambit, not health policy
A robust public option and controlling prescription drug costs essential
Statewide: The 2017 health insurance premium rates released by the Walker Administration present an incomplete picture.
While the release of rates by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is a step forward from last year, when Wisconsin was the only state not to release premium prices in advance, the agency’s press release is silent on the causes of health insurance inflation. This silence has muddled this critical public policy question and left the door open to misleading explanations that won’t help us make health care more affordable.