Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement today on the most recent attempt by House Republicans to eliminate or hinder the Affordable Care Act. In a conference meeting this week, Speaker John Boehner reiterated his "strategy for stopping Obamacare", stating, "That plan is being executed as we speak."
"The goal of Republicans hasn't changed: they shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act; they threatened to take the nation to the brink of default over the Affordable Care Act, and once again they have offered a Trojan Horse amendment to raise insurance premiums on the masses and block the president's and Democrats' efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act. Their goal, as outlined by Speaker Boehner again this week, is to scrap the Affordable Care Act.
"Building on the president's announcement, Democrats have put forward a plan designed to help consumers during this transition. I will continue to work on behalf of these impacted consumers during this rollout and am encouraged by Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Wyman and Kevin Counihan, as well as local insurance companies addressing this issue constructively, for their efforts."