Congressman Steve King released the following statement in regards to new data released on the rise of average health care premiums across the country and specifically within the State of Iowa.
"Now that ObamaCare has begun to take effect, American citizens are seeing the consequences through increases in their premium costs," said King. "The Heritage Foundation previously cited an objective total of these new costs basing the calculation on the lowest priced premium. However, recent data from Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, combines the average of the five lowest premiums per state to give a significantly higher premium increase. His data shows that Iowa has the 9th highest average premium increase after the implementation of ObamaCare in the United States. Iowans should expect their premiums to increase substantially more than previously anticipated. This runs contrary to what President Obama has been selling to the American people since early 2009."