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Rogers: Two Years of Broken Promises Under Health Law


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, MI-08, issued the following statement on the second anniversary of President Obama's health care law:

"Over the last two years, nearly every promise President Obama made to the American people about his health care law has been broken. The president repeatedly said that under his law "if you like your plan, you can keep it.' But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) now estimates that at least 20 million Americans will lose their employer-sponsored health care. This will force hardworking Americans to purchase government-mandated health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.

"The president also promised that his law wouldn't "add a penny' to the deficit. Yet the CBO's new estimate found the cost of the law's new government health care programs will exceed $1.7 trillion, almost doubling the administration's initial estimate of $900 billion. Finally, the president claimed the law would save every family $2,500 on their health insurance premiums. This is just another broken promise -- according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, health care premiums have actually increased 10 percent, partly as result of the law's countless new mandates, regulations, and tax increases.

"Two years later, the president's health care is as burdensome, irresponsible, and unworkable as ever. The American people still don't support the law, which is why I believe it must be repealed and replaced with commonsense reforms that lower costs and improve access to affordable health care."

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