As ObamaCare Anniversary Approaches, Americans Continue to Demand Its Repeal
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Democrats jamming ObamaCare down the throats of the American people. House Republicans continue to fight to repeal the job-destroying health care law, passing a full repeal of the law earlier this year and moving last week to repeal the burdensome 1099 mandate. A recent Rasmussen survey confirmed that a majority of Americans continue to support repeal of ObamaCare, which is creating uncertainty for employers across America with its maze of red tape and tax hikes.
As Grace-Marie Truner, Alex Cortes, and Heather R. Higgins noted in an op-ed today:
“More than half the states—28 and counting—are challenging the law in court, saying that it violates the constitutional rights of their citizens and the sovereignty of the states. A new study from the Senate Finance and House Energy and Commerce Committees found that as a result of ObamaCare, budget-strapped states face at least $118 billion in unfunded mandates during the first 10 years after the law takes effect....
“The Congressional Budget Office expects the price of a family policy in the individual market to be $2,100 higher by 2016 than it would have been had the law not passed. In at least 20 states, it's now impossible to buy child-only health insurance because of Ms. Sebelius's onerous new rules...If we do this right, in March of 2013, instead of jumping through more of ObamaCare's hoops, let's hope we will be able to focus on basketball's March Madness instead.”
For evidence that ObamaCare was a flawed law from the get-go, look no further than the 1,000 plus waivers that the Administration has granted to the job-crushing health care law, as The Hill reported today:
“HHS posted 126 new waivers on Friday, bringing the total to 1,040 organizations that have been granted a one-year exemption from a new coverage requirement included in the healthcare reform law enacted almost a year ago....Republican lawmakers have seized on the waivers as proof that the law they want to see repealed is flawed, and they have accused the administration of giving them waivers as gifts to union allies.”
House Republicans will continue to put pressure on the Democrats who control the White House and the Senate to listen to the American people who have rejected ObamaCare time and time again. The GOP is focused on cutting spending, reining in the red tape factory in Washington, and repealing ObamaCare to reduce the uncertainty facing small businesses that’s impeding job creation in America.