A press release from State Senator Jim Oberweis, candidate for the U.S. Senate:
Durbin and allies ready to spring Nov. 15 surprise with Obamacare premium hikes
SUGAR GROVE — Dick Durbin was one of the key architects of the partisan trainwreck known as Obamacare and what he’s not telling you in this campaign is that premium hikes are on the way.
Right after the election.
Those planning to buy health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges won’t be able to do so on the website until Nov. 15. Last year the enrollment date was Oct. 1.
“Dick Durbin has set another time bomb for American consumers that will conveniently go off right after the election,” said Jim Oberweis, Durbin’s opponent in the U.S. Senate race.
“They are hiding the premium increases for obvious political reasons.”
Last year a study from the Brookings Institute said premiums increased 24.4% nationwide. Oberweis estimated that a similar increase looms for most Illinois health care consumers.
Oberweis was joined at a downtown Chicago press conference by supporter and former primary opponent Doug Truax, a health care expert and President and Managing Partner of Oak Brook-based Veritas Risk Services. Truax is advising Oberweis on health care issues.
“Dick Durbin has been downright deceptive about Obamacare from the start,” Oberweis added. “He repeatedly said when Obamacare was being considered it would allow you to keep your health care plan and doctor, I guarantee it. Then he went on national TV and deceived the American people again about enrollment numbers, earning four Pinocchios from the Washington Post. Nothing Dick Durbin says about Obamacare should be believed.”