U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding the second anniversary of the Democrats' health care law:
"Since being signed into law by President Obama two years ago today, much more has become known about ObamaCare's devastating effects. This bill was forced through Congress by Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat Majority without letting the American people understand its full contents.
"Unfortunately, Americans have been left with increased health care costs, fewer choices, government interference in the physician-patient relationship, and unsustainable cuts to Medicare. To make matters worse, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently reported that the law will cost more than originally anticipated and force millions off of their preferred, employer-provided insurance.
"In addition to the law's negative impact on America's health care system, ObamaCare discourages employers from hiring new workers and is estimated by the CBO to reduce the labor force by 800,000 jobs. Now more than ever, struggling families need government to get out of the way so that free enterprise can thrive and Americans can get back to work.
"House Republicans have now voted 26 times to defund, dismantle, or repeal the Democrats' health care law, and we will not give up the fight until it is repealed in full. I will continue to stand up for our nation's seniors, families and small businesses to address the challenges facing our health care system with solutions that empower patients -- not Washington bureaucrats -- and ensure access to affordable and quality health care."