Stopping the Administration’s War on Work
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 @ 3:26PM
Phil Roe, R- Tenn., issued the following statement:. President Obama said Tuesday that more than seven million Americans have signed up to receive coverage under Obamacare. Still, the real story continues to be what the administration is not telling us.
WASHINGTON, April 2 — Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn.(1st CD), issued the following statement:
President Obama said Tuesday that more than seven million Americans have signed up to receive coverage under Obamacare. Still, the real story continues to be what the administration is not telling us. No one can tell us how many of these individuals were previously uninsured. No one can tell us how many of these individuals were forced off policies they were satisfied with. No one in the administration is saying how many of those that “signed up” have paid their premiums. This administration has a history of playing up the good news and then trying to release the bad news when no one is paying attention, so we should all expect that there is more to this story.
Since Obamacare launched in October the American people have seen a multi-million dollar website plagued by glitches and watched as the Obama administration provided relief to big businesses–turning their backs on hardworking families–just to carry them through the midterm elections. Then, we found out that the president told Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” when he said if you liked your health plan, you can keep it. As people started receiving their benefits, we found out that the president’s claim that if you liked your doctor you can keep it was also untrue. The administration has issued waiver upon waiver in an attempt to delay the real damage the law will cause until after the next election. If this is what success looks like, I’d be worried about their definition of failure.
One thing is clear: this law is still causing economic harm throughout the country. You don’t have to look hard to see the damage. Premiums and out-of-pocket costs are skyrocketing, employers are cutting hours, and many families know it’s only a matter of time before President Obama’s temporary patches expire and they lose their insurance coverage.