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Cotton Statement on United Healthcare’s Decision to Pull Out of Arkansas’s Individual Exchange Market

April 11, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on United Healthcare's decision to pull out of Arkansas's individual exchange market:

"United Healthcare's decision to pull out of Arkansas's individual exchange market next year confirms what we've known all along: Obamacare's promises of more options, lower prices, and better health-care weren't worth the paper they were printed on. Instead, we've gotten just the opposite. This announcement means that thousands of Arkansans will lose their health-care plans next year. And many others will see their costs increase while the quality of their health-care network decreases. How much more damage do we have to incur before President Obama realizes Obamacare just isn't working? I am committed to saving Arkansans from the worst effects of Obamacare, so I'm working to repeal this fatally flawed law and replace it with a better, patient-centered approach that truly increases access, reduces costs, and puts patients and doctors in charge of care-not Washington bureaucrats."