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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act Of 2015 January 6, 2016
Marsha Blackburn, R-TN
"What we know from our constituents is that when they go to the exchanges and shop, they end up with a product that—we are even hearing from the insurance companies. There is one of them that says they never should have been there and they are probably going to pull out next year and the product is too expensive to afford and too expensive to use. Premiums are up by double digits in a single year. Out-of-pocket costs are soaring."
Military Construction And Veterans Affairs And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 December 17, 2015
Jim McDermott, D-WA
"Despite what we may hear, this isn’t being done for benevolent reasons or out of concern for consumers. The reality is that it is yet another effort to weaken the Affordable Care Act and make sure that the insurance companies don’t have to pay their fair share."
Future Forum: Climate Change December 16, 2015
Eric Swalwell, D-CA
"I would add one more to his extensive list, and that is the insurance companies. Insurance companies, especially on the East Coast, especially in south Florida and the entire Florida peninsula, have a great deal of exposure at stake."
Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act Of 2015 October 23, 2015
Jim McDermott, D-WA
"It was impossible to buy a policy in the State of Washington because the insurance companies said: Why should we insure somebody under guaranteed mandate when they could walk in here whenever they are sick and get a policy and when they are healthy cancel it, then walk back in when they are sick again and get a policy? That is what you are setting up."
Honoring America’S Pharmacists October 20, 2015
Buddy Carter, R-GA
"Each insurance plan sets the maximum allowable cost for the plan. Some States require them to follow a certain policy, if you will, a certain procedure when they set those plans, those prices. Most States don’t. In a lot of States that don’t, the insurance companies can set it wherever they want to, whatever they want to set it at. They may choose a drug that is only available in a certain area for a certain price."

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