Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Statement on Healthcare Premium Increases

Aug 23, 2016
Press Release

Wheaton, IL —U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement after the Illinois Department of Insurance announced substantial health insurance premium increases for 2017.

“The health insurance premium increases announced by the Illinois Department of Insurance reaffirm what the people of Illinois already know. Obamacare is a failure. Illinois families are paying more money for fewer and fewer benefits. Now, they can expect a double digit increase in their health insurance premiums for 2017.  The Administration continues to tout the success of the President’s signature healthcare law, but the facts are the facts. Average premiums in job-based coverage increased by $3,775. Co-ops are failing. Just last month, the Land of Lincoln became the 16th co-op to collapse, leaving 49,000 Illinoisans without healthcare coverage.”

That’s why Chairman Roskam supports a Better Way forward. The House GOP healthcare plan creates more choices and lowers costs for everyone. We want real protections and peace of mind for families as they make the best decisions for their own individual circumstances. We want to clear the way for the development of cutting-edge cures and treatments. We want to protect Medicare for today’s seniors and strengthen the program for the future.

Learn more about our Better Way to fix healthcare.