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AZ can thank Sinema for soaring health care costs

Kyrsten Sinema is looking as desperate as ever to cover up her record on health care. Just look at the new TV ad she has up today. Sinema feigns concern over Arizona’s health care prices, saying “Arizonans can’t afford their health care. Some people don’t have it, those who do have it are paying too much.” But what she doesn’t mention is that Arizonans have Kyrsten Sinema to blame for their skyrocketing health care costs.

Sinema’s disastrous record of support for Obamacare has left Arizona’s health care system in shambles, and her support for an economy-crippling “single-payer” takeover of the health care system would make it even worse.

Not only has Sinema bragged about how she “worked hard to shape” and promote Obamacare, but she has also stood by the law even after it’s saddled Arizonans with eye-popping 190% increases in their health care premiums. Not to mention, her single-payer health care plan would cost taxpayers an astonishing $32 trillion and require tax increases so massive that even doubling federal taxes wouldn’t be enough to pay for it.

“Arizonans have Kyrsten Sinema to blame for their skyrocketing health care costs, which are a direct result of Obamacare and its misguided government mandates,” said NRSC Spokesman Calvin Moore. “If elected to the Senate, make no mistake, Kyrsten Sinema would side with her fellow socialists like Bernie Sanders to overthrow private health insurance and force every American onto a $32 trillion government-run ‘single-payer’ health care plan instead.”

BACKGROUND:

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Arizona’s individual market premiums increased by an average of $400, or 190 percent, from 2013 ($211) to 2017 ($611). (“Individual Market Premium Changes: 2013 – 2017,” Department Of Health And Human Services, 5/23/17)

Sinema sponsored legislation to create a single-payer health care system in Arizona. (HB 2752, Introduced 2/6/06; The Arizona Republic, 1/29/06; HB 2677, Introduced 2/7/07)

Sinema was the only Arizona lawmaker appointed to a 32 member panel to help shape and promote Obamacare. (Anjanette Riley, “Arizona Rep. Sinema Asked To Help Reform U.S. Health Care System,” Arizona Capitol Times, 6/10/09)