METAIRIE, LA – U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding reports that health insurance providers in the Louisiana Exchange expect to raise premiums by double digits in 2015.

“The people of Louisiana are seeing first hand that the second year of Obamacare is even worse than the first – higher costs, fewer choices, and more broken promises,” Rep. Scalise said. “Louisiana families will be facing the sticker shock of double-digit increases in their health premiums due to the president’s unworkable law. This is unacceptable and further evidence that the government takeover of health care has failed hard-working taxpayers.

“The Obama Administration’s decision to play politics and delay open enrollment until after the November elections is deceptive and underhanded. We need to protect Louisiana families from the sticker shock of Obamacare rate hikes by repealing the law and replacing it with reforms that lower costs and put patients back in charge of their health care decisions with their doctors.”