WASHINGTON, D.C. | March 21, 2014
House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) released the following statements recognizing the fourth anniversary of President Obama’s health care law:
“The president’s health care law is hurting seniors, job creators, and working families,” said Chairman Kline.
“The administration has tried desperately to rewrite the law through executive fiat, yet no unilateral action can spare the American people from the harm inflicted by this fatally flawed law. We have tried the president’s government-run health care scheme for four years and it’s painfully obvious our country deserves better. The only responsible way to move forward is to scrap the law and begin working on real reforms that will lower costs, expand access, and protect Americans while preserving the jobs and take-home pay of working families.”
“As a physician, I have seen the challenges that exist in the health care system and came to Congress in part to develop market-based health care reform,” said Rep. Roe. “I quickly became frustrated when Washington Democrats pushed through partisan, ideologically-driven legislation that didn’t address the most fundamental health care problem in this country: cost. Four years later, we’re seeing our fears become reality as patients lose their doctors, premiums skyrocket, and too many Americans are losing the health care coverage they were promised they could keep. As the president celebrates Obamacare, I promise to continue the fight to shield the American people from it.”
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