Congressman Chuck Fleischmann commented today on the one-year anniversary of President Obama's signing ObamaCare into law.
"Just one year ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama refused to listen to the voice of the American people when he made ObamaCare the law of this land. The estimated to cost Tennessee alone to pay for this program is roughly $400 million in just over five years. Overall, this bill adds $522 billion in new taxes. In our current economic situation, families and small businesses cannot afford to be forced to pay these extreme costs," Fleischmann said.
"The one-year anniversary of ObamaCare serves as a reminder to us that President Obama is not serious about dealing with our current debt crisis. Instead of working to find real solutions to alleviate burdensome costs to American families and businesses, the President continues to mount programs that take money directly out of their pockets. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that ObamaCare will increase insurance premiums on a family policy by an average of $2,100 per year. Furthermore, the Director of the CBO testified before Congress that this law will cut nearly 800,000 American jobs over the next decade. This is outrageous. While we need a solution to our health care problem, this solution should be cost-effective and not cause harm to our economy or put an egregious expense on our country's hardworking men and women."
Congressman Fleischmann voted to repeal ObamaCare earlier this year.