Repeal Obamacare! That is the message from Congressman John Carter (R-TX31) and at least 100 other Republicans from the House of Representatives as a bill to repeal Obamacare was introduced to Congress Thursday. H.R. 45, sponsored by Rep. Michelle Bachman, will repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and healthcare-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Obamacare, which is scheduled to go into effect in January 2014, will raise taxes by approximately $1.1 trillion over the next decade.
"Obamacare is detrimental to this country. It will increase healthcare costs, slow job growth and stall healthcare innovation with added taxes and regulations. It will decrease the quality of healthcare and hard working Americans deserve more," said Chairman Carter."
Since the first vote on Obamacare, the House of Representatives has voted 37 times to repeal, defund, or rescind Obamacare. Of those votes, seven different bills that directly repeal of rescind funding from at least eight different Obamacare provisions have been signed into law.
Some democrats are even worried about Obamacare. Democrat Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) has called the law a "train wreck" and Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has described Obamacare as "beyond comprehension".
Here are some reasons why:
Obamacare will not ensure everyone.Despite President Obama stating that Obamacare would lead to universal health care coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office,even after the law is implemented, 30 million people will still remain uninsured.
Obamacare will mean higher taxes for Americans. Obamacare will raise taxes by approximately $1.1 trillion over the next decade. This will include next taxes of $165 billion on medical devices, health insurance and pharmaceuticals that will be passed along in higher premium to consumers.
Obamacare will cause insurance premiums to rise. Premiums are rising fast because of Obamacare, increasing by an average of $3,000 since 2008. An independent study by the nonpartisan Society of Actuaries estimates a 32 percent average rise in premium costs.
Example: The average monthly individual premium for 2012 was $190 ($2,280 a year). After the 32% increase it will be $250 ($3,000 a year). That's a $720 increase.
Example: The average monthly family premium for 2012 was $412 ($4,944 a year). After the 32% increase it will be $544 ($6,528 a year). That's a $1,584 increase.
Obamacare will hurt wallets of young Americans.President Obama has promised to make health insurance affordable for younger Americans but premiums could go up by 200% for those under the age of 29.
Obamacare will cost American their jobs.Last month's jobs report already shows that the job market is being impacted. Small businesses are cutting back hours for workers in order to comply with the law.
Obamacare will not strengthen Medicare. Instead it will rob $716 billion from the program to start a new entitlement. The cuts will mean three million seniors losing Medicare Advantage coverage.
H.R. 45 IS THE ANSWER
H.R. 45 will end burdensome mandates on businesses, regulations and taxes. It will put a stop to funding for abortion and abortion coverage while also ending unsustainable Medicare cuts used to pay for new entitlement programs. The bill will also put a stop the increase of premiums with less flexibility and choices.
"My fellow Republicans and I will not stop fighting until we repeal each piece of the law and enact common-sense, step-by-step reforms that protect Americans' access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost," said Chairman Carter. "I am fully dedicated to work until this bill is fully defunded or repealed in the 113th Congress."