Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Brooks: Our Country’s Health Care System is in Desperate Need of Repair

Jun 21, 2017
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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after Anthem and MDwise announced they will no longer sell insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges in Indiana in 2018:

“In 2016, Hoosiers who bought their insurance on the exchange had eight health insurance carriers to choose from and half of those carriers made the decision last year to no longer participate in the exchange in 2017. Today’s news again confirms the sad reality that our country’s health care system is in desperate need of repair as today only two insurance carriers remain to offer health care coverage on the Indiana exchange in 2018, stripping 77,000 Hoosiers of their preferred health care coverage and doctors. I am particularly concerned about my constituents in Grant County who will be left without an option for coverage on the exchange, as well as those living in Blackford and Tipton counties who will have just one option for health insurance on the exchange in 2018. This reality is why I have prioritized rebuilding our broken health care system from the beginning and will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress on a solution that supports Hoosiers and their families.”