Did Health Insurance Premiums Increase by 105 Percent Over Four Years?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensOctober 11, 2017 2:17 pm,

A Texas senator says that for people buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, premiums have increased over 100 percent since 2013. Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

In an email response to a Houston constituent, Sen. John Cornyn claimed that under Obamacare, health insurance premiums increased by more than 105 percent since 2013. A recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may partially back up his claim — with several explanatory caveats and clarifications.


Hear how Sen. Cornyn’s claim scored in the player above.