Obamacare Has Created Fewer Health Care Choices for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Millions of Americans are suffering from the consequences of Obamacare, including higher premiums and poor quality of care. But one of the most significant negative consequences is the stunning lack of health care choices for American consumers.

Competition drives down the price of health insurance and the system created by Obamacare stifles competition. In five states, there is only one insurance provider on the exchange available to consumers.

And according to the Heritage Foundation, consumers in a full 33 percent of U.S. counties have only one option on the Obamacare exchanges while consumers in 70 percent of U.S. counties have only two options:

The first step to patient-centered health care is increasing competition in the marketplace and giving families more choices in their health care decisions. This will help to reduce costs and increase the quality of care.

The legacy of Obamacare is massive premium rate increases, poor quality of care, and fewer choices for families. A vote to repeal this broken law will provide needed relief for the American people and lay the groundwork for patient-centered reforms.