Confirmed: Obamacare Rate Hikes Hit Red States the Hardest
Politics, Chicago style…
Obamacare rate hikes hit Red States the hardest. In fact, a new report by Heritage Foundation found that the rate hikes in Red States was 78% higher on the exchanges, while the rate hikes in Blue States rose by 50% .
And, rural Americans have fewer options than urban dwellers.
2012 Election County Results
FOX News reported:
Experiencing sticker-shock at the price of insurance on ObamaCare exchanges?
That’s more likely if you live in a “red state” that didn’t vote for Obama, according to price data compiled by the Heritage Foundation. In red states, premiums for 27-year-olds rose an average of 78% on ObamaCare exchanges, whereas in “blue states” that voted for Obama, premiums rose a smaller 50% .
Senate critics of ObamaCare say the difference is one way in which the bill is unfair.
“It’s unfair, outrageous and unacceptable,” Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who is also an orthopedic surgeon, said in a statement to FoxNews.com.
“After discovering that the President broke his promise that Americans can definitely keep their coverage, many red state Americans are now finding out that their rates will soar under ObamaCare. This… proves once again that the President’s health care law picks winners and losers across the country,” he added.
Health policy experts say the reason red states got hit hardest is that they had fewer regulations to begin with.