GOP Rep. Cory Gardner’s Claim That Obamacare Makes His Insurance Plan Too Expensive Gets Challenged
Just days before the government shut down, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) went before the House of Representatives and announced that he and “thousands of Coloradans” have had their health care plans cancelled because of Obamacare.
“Just a couple weeks ago, despite the president’s promise that if you liked your insurance you could keep it, my family received a letter in the mail that our insurance plan is being cancelled — cancelled because of the president’s health care bill,” Gardner, who opted out of the congressional health insurance plan and uses a private insurer, told KDVR last week. “We were paying about $650 a month for our plan. And the plan that’s most similar to replace it through our current provider goes up by 100 percent more, so it’s from $650 to $1,480.”
But Neil Waldron, the chief marketer for Gardner’s insurance provider Rocky Mountain Health Plans told The Colorado Independent that under Obamacare, Gardner would be able to find a comparable plan.