Rosendale Supports Plan That Will Double Health Care Premiums

Helena – While Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale avoided talking to Montanans for weeks about the Senate health care bill, he finally talked the day after it collapsed. In an interview, he came out in support of a repeal-only plan.
While there are already enough Republican Senators who have said they are against the repeal-only legislation to tank it – one even said a repeal-only plan would “hurt people” – Rosendale was strangely quick to speak up in favor.
A repeal-only plan, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, would have increased premiums by 20 to 25 percent in the first year, and doubled them in the next decade.
Luckily, the repeal-only idea quickly ran into a wall.
Unfortunately, instead of working on an approach to lowering the costs of health care for Montanans, Insurance Commissioner Rosendale is leaning into a plan that will likely do the exact opposite. He tries to talk a big game about fighting for reform, but when it comes down to it, it’s all just talk.


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