Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement in advance of the two-year anniversary of the day President Obama signed his health care reform bill into law:
"Obamacare is turning two years old, but this is one birthday people in Indiana and across the country are not celebrating.
"The president's health care law is the biggest example of government intrusion in the everyday lives of Americans.
"From forcing individuals to purchase insurance to taxing job creators to burdening states, this law is so deeply flawed that it must be scratched and replaced with common-sense provisions that put patients -- not Washington bureaucrats -- in charge of their health care decisions. Real health care reform lowers cost, improves access to quality care, empowers individuals and preserves personal liberties.
"Americans want reform that remedies our ailing health care system, not one that weakens it. Obamacare has proven to be the wrong prescription and it is time for a new treatment.
"I will continue to support the efforts of Indiana and other states that have filed lawsuits challenging the mandates imposed by the health care law."
President Obama signed his health care legislation into law on March 23, 2010.