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Kline Statement on ObamaCare Anniversary

U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today released the following statement on the third anniversary of the president’s health care law:

Three years later, it is clear the health care law still being implemented is failing America’s families and businesses. Despite promises that the health care law would lower costs, premiums are rising for families nationwide. And things are only going to get worse.

As Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I am on the front lines of the ObamaCare debate. I have been an outspoken critic of the law since day one, and I remain concerned that, particularly once the administration fully implements the law’s burdensome rules and regulations, it will unfairly penalize everyone from workers and employers to students, parents, and seniors.

Earlier this week, the House approved a budget that will balance. To help Americans who are struggling to keep up with the skyrocketing costs of health care, the budget repeals ObamaCare and opens the door for Washington to advance new legislation that will focus on responsible, patient-centered reforms without adding to our spending problem and increasing the tax burden.

Whether through full repeal or an incremental approach, I remain committed to unraveling this flawed law that is having a devastating effect on our economy and straining family budgets. Most importantly, I will continue to pursue health care reform in a way that makes sense, supporting proposals that will actually lower health care costs without budgetary gimmicks, and protect the best interests of individuals, families, and small businesses. Americans deserve better than ObamaCare’s broken promises.

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