A little over three years ago, President
Obama hailed the start of the Obamacare exchanges as a �life-changing�
opportunity for Americans. Life has changed for Americans under this law,
but it is a far cry from what the president promised.
President Obama rammed his health care law through Congress, without
a single Republican vote, he repeatedly assured Americans they would
be able to keep the plans and doctors they liked and could afford. By
the end of 2013, at least 4.7 million Americans had their plans
canceled because they did not meet the law�s mandatory requirements. The
president�s claims were so far from reality that Politifact rated it the
lie of the year.
president also said this law would bring �more choice, more competition,
and lower costs for millions of Americans.�
In reality, the
law has forced several insurers to pull out of the Obamacare
exchanges. This year, families in 97 Missouri counties will have only one
choice for a health insurer.
As for President Obama�s promise
of lower costs, most Missourians will once again see a rise in their
premiums, with some facing an increase upward of 40 percent. These rate
hikes are on top of the skyrocketing deductibles Missourians are
required to meet before they�re even able to use their
Families and small businesses shouldn�t be penalized for the
president�s failure to live up to his promises. That�s why the Republican-led
Senate is taking the first steps toward repealing
The resolution before the Senate this week provides the tools we
need to repeal this law, as we promised the American people we would.
But, our work doesn�t stop there.
Once enacted, there
will be a transition period to allow time for step-by-step health
reforms that will:
Prevent Washington from getting in
between health care providers and
Break down barriers that artificially restrict choice and prevent
Americans from picking the best health insurance for them;
Enable small businesses to provide employees the
kind of affordable health coverage that better meets their
I�ll continue urging all of my colleagues to support
efforts to begin to repeal this flawed law and move forward on real
solutions that will ensure families have access to quality health care they
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