Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-South Louisiana), released the following statement today after a new report prepared for House Committee on Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) compiled data from Fortune 100 companies showing these companies are being incentivized to drop health-care coverage for hard-working Americans:
"The data in this report validates what House Republicans have been saying from Day One, "Obamacare is bad medicine for our country.' The fact is Obamacare threatens the employer-based health insurance system millions of people depend on daily. Obamacare will not allow for hard-working Americans to retain their current employer-offered insurance. It will be more expensive for our nation's employers to implement. While Obamacare incentivizes companies to drop health-care coverage, hard-working Americans will no longer be given the option to retain current health-care coverage.
"President Obama promised "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.' This report highlights another broken promise of this Administration. It also brings to light exactly what liberals in Congress do not want the American people to find out about Obamacare: it is unsustainable and jeopardizes the current health-care coverage many Americans enjoy today. With 210 bipartisan cosponsors in Congress, legislation I introduced, the American Job Protection Act, H.R. 1744, repeals the job-killing employer mandate and allows for American workers to keep their existing coverage."