Fortenberry Statement on Blue Cross Dropping Affordable Care Act in Nebraska

Sep 23, 2016
Press Release

Lincoln, NE – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today made the following statement after Blue Cross announced it was dropping out of Nebraska’s Affordable Care Act marketplace next year.

“Everyone knows the current construct of healthcare is deeply broken. With Nebraska’s largest health insurer pulling out of the federal marketplace, Congress and a new administration must immediately work on the right type of healthcare reform. A better policy would actually reduce costs while improving healthcare outcomes. Bringing true innovation and creativity to the marketplace would protect vulnerable Nebraskans, stop the escalating prices, and provide the proper architecture for healthcare in the 21st century.”

Fortenberry serves on the House Appropriations Committee.

 

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