Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that opponents of Obamacare have been peddling misinformation about the health care law and that consumers will be able to see that after they get familiar with the costs of the state health insurance exchanges that kick in next week.
Mrs. Sebelius told CNN’s “New Day” that there is “great news” coming out on the law, alluding to a report the HHS released this week that showed premiums are coming in lower than expected in the 36 states where the federal government will run part or all of the exchanges.
“We know that 6 in 10 Americans are gong to have a policy for less than $100,” she said. “Ninety-five perfect of people will have two insurance companies and 53 plans to chose from. That is really good news.”
Mrs. Sebelius suggested that the HHS report provides facts to push back against all the disinformation out there.
“I am really anxious for the markets to be up and running so people see what the options are, what prices they have and what we find is that they are thrilled with the choice and the competition — policies for under $100, less than your cell phone bill, and I think that is good news for millions of Americans who don’t have health security right now,” she said.