Nomination of Patricia M. Wald to Be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Boardby Senator Deb Fischer
Posted on 2013-12-11
FISCHER. Mr. President, I rise today to speak on behalf of
nearly 7,000 Nebraskans who have contacted my office with concerns
about ObamaCare. The sticker shock has hit Nebraskans hard.
A woman from Palmyra writes: This is the first time I have ever written my Senators. We just received our insurance letter telling us that they no longer would have our health insurance policy and the closest policy under the ACA would up our monthly premium from $590.14 to $932.24 for our family of 6. How is this affordable? A constituent from Holdrege writes: I cannot believe the letter I got from Blue Cross today. It informs me that I have to switch my coverage, and my new selected plan will cost me $1,116.74, per month. That's a $571.58 per month increase than what I have now. That's almost double my mortgage payment.
Also, why am I forced to carry coverage that I don't need or want? At 58, my wife and I are not going to have any more kids. I don't believe I'm going to qualify for any government subsidies. Our planned budget includes our current health care policy. There is no way we can afford the suggested new policies.
This law is anything but affordable.
I yield the floor.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Indiana.