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Alexander on Rising Health Insurance Premiums: "What American Family Can Afford This Kind of Reform?"

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Location: Nashville, TN

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement about a Kaiser Family Foundation study that finds premiums for families have risen by $672 in the past year, and by $2,370 since 2009:

"What American family can afford this kind of reform? Congress needs to repeal this law and move step-by-step to enact common-sense reforms that lower health care costs."

Alexander was asked by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and then-House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) to represent Republicans at a summit at the White House in Feb. 2010 to discuss the president's proposed health-care law. He warned President Obama that premiums for millions of Americans with individual insurance would rise under the president's proposal


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