The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Health Care Policy Director Dr. Deane Waldman issued the following statement on the information released today by the Administration that the cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is expected to rise an average of 25 percent in 2017.
 “Economists have been warning us for years about Obamacare ‘sticker shock,’” said Dr. Waldman. “Their frightening predictions have materialized. What we couldn’t afford before Obamacare is more unaffordable now.

            “Like many towns across the country, Tyler, Texas is down to one insurance carrier, which raised its premiums more than 60% as a result of Obamacare. Since most Tyler residents can't afford these premiums, they will become uninsured. Sadly, this Administration's so-called ‘healthcare’ spending—trillions of dollars—is costing people more money for less care.”

To request an interview with Dr. Waldman, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or (512) 472-2700. 

Dr. Deane Waldman, MD, MBA, Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is a retired pediatric cardiologist and system theorist analyst for American healthcare. He has 37 years of clinical experience plus business and administrative experience as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at University of Chicago. He is also the Consumer Advocate member on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange.
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The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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