AUGUSTA – As Republicans continue to march the country toward a government shutdown and a default on our obligations in an effort to defund Obamacare, the Maine Democratic Party is highlighting new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing that Obamacare is working and will cost consumers less than anticipated. 

“This new report underscores that health insurance in Maine will be affordable under Obamacare. The report found that right here in Maine, a 27 year old making $25,000 a year would have access to insurance plans as low as $96 a month and a family of four making $50,000 could pay as little as $104,” said Ben Grant, Maine Democratic Party Chairman.

“Obamacare is working for Mainers, and Republicans in Washington are doing everything in their power to take it away, even if it means hurting our economy by shutting down the government and not paying our nation’s bills,” said Grant. 

The report found that in addition to lower premiums, in Maine, consumers will be able to choose from an average of 20 plans so they can pick the plan that works best for them and their family. The health care plans give Mainers access to quality affordable coverage with no lifetime caps on care, ends discrimination due to preexisting conditions, bars insurers from charging women more and so much more.

In contrast, the House of Representatives last week passed a bill with the support of almost the entire Republican majority to demand a shutdown of the government unless Obamacare was defunded and all those hard-fought previsions were removed.

To view the report with a breakdown of how the Affordable Care Act is helping Mainers, click here.

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