Bono Mack Says Obamacare Will Hurt U.S. Economy, Drive Up Costs to Americans

Statement

By:  Mary Bono Mack
Date: June 28, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) released the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as Obamacare:

"The Supreme Court's disappointing decision is a huge setback for health care in America and confirms that Obamacare is the largest tax increase in American history. Clearly, some -- if not all -- of Obamacare should have been thrown out on constitutional grounds. The President's 1,000 page, $1 trillion boondoggle is already hurting our economy by driving up health care costs for Americans and making it extremely difficult for small businesses to create new jobs. Obamacare is a confusing, complicated and costly mess which will eventually lead to Washington bureaucrats making health care decisions instead of patients and their doctors. It's terrible policy.

"There are much better ways to ensure that no one can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition, children can remain on their parents' insurance plan until they're 26 years old, and seniors will continue to get the help they need paying for expensive prescription drugs without resorting to government-dictated health care. We need to scrap Obamacare immediately and start over."