Tell The Legislature to Act on High Health Costs!

Click below to send the following message to the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Committee on Insurance who are currently holding up a hearing on Senator Chris Larson and Representative Deb Kolste's "rate review" bill designed to challenge and preventive excessive and unjustified health insurance rates.

"Dear State Senator Frank Lasee and State Representative Kevin Petersen,

As chairs of the Senate Committee on Insurance, Housing, and Trade and the Assembly Committee on Insurance respectively, I am requesting that before open enrollment at Healthcare.gov begins that you allow for a public hearing on SB277 and AB 359, the health insurance rate review bill introduced by State Senator Chris Larson and State Representative Debra Kolste.

Wisconsin is one of the only states in the nation to still not release the health insurance rates that individual and small business consumers will see for 2016 at Healthcare.gov. Which means there is still time to review dramatic rate increases to ensure consumers are not shocked by excessive and possibly unjustified increases.

Companies like United Healthcare have proposed increases of over 22%, yet Wisconsin's Commissioner of Insurance has not held a single hearing to look into whether proposed increases like these are justified. 

The Affordable Care Act is here to stay, the state needs to get into the business of using its powers to help make healthcare more affordable. Otherwise we will fall behind states that do.

Please allow for a public hearing on the health insurance rate review bill to protect consumers!"

 

Be sure to put your own message at the bottom on why this issue matters to you!

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  • commented 2015-11-11 20:45:50 -0600
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  • commented 2015-10-26 21:30:44 -0500
    Health insurance companies must not be allowed to get away with gouging people in violation of the ACA! It is the job of the Insurance Commissioner to investigate proposed rate increases… they are supposed to be working for US, the people/health care consumers of WI.
  • commented 2015-10-26 21:29:59 -0500
    Health insurance companies must not be allowed to get away with gouging people in violation of the ACA! It is the job of the Insurance Commissioner to investigate proposed rate increases… they are supposed to be working for US, the people/health care consumers of WI.
  • commented 2015-10-26 17:45:52 -0500
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  • commented 2015-10-26 14:30:49 -0500
    Affordable health care is not a law that health care providers can ignore!! Investigate reports of overly high charges!
  • commented 2015-10-24 13:48:57 -0500
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  • commented 2015-10-23 21:04:01 -0500
    Government has the role to control prices of essential to life items as Healthcare, water, electricity and to a lesser extent – housing
  • commented 2015-10-23 18:14:08 -0500
  • commented 2015-10-23 13:56:55 -0500
    Insurance companies should not be allowed to price customers out of the market. I’d like to see at least them required to justify their increases, in detail. Consumers should not be left with no choice. Maybe single payer, government run health care is the only real solution.
  • commented 2015-10-23 13:14:04 -0500
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  • commented 2015-10-22 17:00:48 -0500
    This is outrageous and a real penalty for Wisconsin consumers who need to buy their own health insurance. Please schedule this bill for hearing on an emergency basis.
  • commented 2015-10-22 14:23:42 -0500
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  • commented 2015-10-22 00:01:39 -0500
    We are the people of Wisconsin whom you are supposed to represent. Do you have any ethics, or any sense of dedication to the citizens of this state? You can be certain that if you continue to ignore the will of the people, we will remember the suffering you have caused us, and the devastation you have created in what once was a great state; the consequence will be that you lose in your next election. The majority of us want you to keep health insurance costs down. If you don’t, we will know that we the people don’t matter to you. I am utterly disgusted with your partisanship, tunnel vision and heartlessness.
  • commented 2015-10-21 21:44:52 -0500