Health Insurance Co-Op Created by Obamacare Booted From Marketplace, Leaves 59,000 Arizonans without Coverage
PHOENIX – This afternoon Chairman Robert Graham of the Arizona Republican Party criticized Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick for her continued support of Obamacare, the federal healthcare policy which recently resulted in 59,000 Arizonans losing their healthcare coverage. Meritus Health Partners and Meritus Mutual Health Partners, two insurance companies created by Obamacare, were removed from the market by federal officials last week with control of the failing entities handed over to state officials.
Kirkpatrick has consistently backed Obamacare, and years after the law’s flaws became even more apparent she still said “I’m not budging.” (12 News “Sunday Square Off” 4-27-2014)
“This is yet another reason Arizonans can’t afford Ann Kirkpatrick’s irresponsible voting for a disastrous health care policy,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “She has never wavered in her support for Obamacare, and she’s been most proud of the policy that now means 59,000 Arizonans will lose their health insurance. The only good news is that all those people now know exactly whom to blame, and they can do something about it at the next election.”
Arizona’s Department of Insurance will supervise the companies, which have lost nearly all of the nearly $100 million in start-up costs they received from the federal government under Obamacare.
Press release from Arizona Department of Insurance here.