Thursday, June 24, 2010

Governor Patrick playing politics with healthcare

BOSTON—House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. issued the following statement after hearing the Division of Insurance Administrative Appeals ruled against the Patrick Administration in the case of capping insurance premium rates.

This election year gimmick is perhaps the most transparent action Governor Patrick has made in his near four years in the corner office. Insurance premiums have been going up for years and Governor Patrick has failed to provide a comprehensive plan to address the true issue of rising health care costs for the citizens of Massachusetts.

Today’s ruling is further proof that Governor Patrick has no problem playing politics with healthcare. I commend the DOI Administrative Appeals for rejecting a proposal that at least one Patrick Administration official has dubbed a “train wreck.”