Dem Sen Franken: People Have a Right to Be Mad About Obamacare Price Hikes

Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” while discussing the increasing costs of the Affordable Care Act referred  to as Obamacare, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said people like some of his constituents in Minnesota “have a right to be mad about the price on the exchange.”

Franken said, “There are some people who, for example in Minnesota, who have a right to be mad about the price on the exchange. But it is not that — people get their health care through the exchange about 4%, 5%. About 80% to 85% of them get subsidies for taxes, tax credit. So it doesn’t — and the benefits, 20 million people extra covered. You can’t be turned down for pre-existing conditions. You can’t hit an annual cap, can’t hit a yearly cap, so you won’t go bankrupt if you get sick. All of these — and as far as health care costs, they have gone down.”

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