Trump Campaign Blasts Obamacare Hikes: ‘Entire Program Must be Repealed and Replaced’

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Donald Trump’s campaign is slamming the White House, after the announcement that Obamacare premiums will increase next year by more than 20 percent.

“Today’s news that Obamacare premiums are set to increase by an average of 22 percent in 2017 is staggering and 1 in 5 will only have one insurer to pick from,” Trump’s senior communications adviser Jason Miller stated in a press release. “This shows why the entire program must be repealed and replaced. While Secretary Clinton wants to expand the failed program known as Obamacare, Mr. Trump knows the only way to fix our nation’s failing health care system is complete and total reform.”

According to CNN, a new government report published on Monday revealed that premiums are rising between 22 percent and 25 percent in 2017.

Additionally, one in five people will only have access to one insurer, after many companies have pulled out of the Obamacare marketplaces.


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