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Scalise: One Year Later, Problems Continue to Surface in Obamacare


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Steve Scalise today released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the signing of Obamacare into law by President Obama.

"One year after President Obama signed the government takeover of health care into law, the American people increasingly oppose this reckless law, and more problems continue to surface, which the Administration has clearly acknowledged by cutting sweetheart deals to issue more than 1,000 waivers to their chosen friends," Scalise said. "Not only is Obamacare unconstitutional, but it has also led to increased health care costs for families, while thousands of Americans have already lost health care coverage that they liked. This radical law, which was devised by cutting backroom deals and using deceptive budget gimmicks, also includes job-killing taxes, mandates, and reckless regulations that need to be repealed immediately and replaced with real reforms that lower costs while preserving the doctor-patient relationship and increasing options for families and patients.

"Republicans in the House have already taken numerous steps to repeal and defund the unconstitutional government takeover of health care and replace it with real reforms that lower the cost and actually address the problems in health care without the unconstitutional mandates and taxes in the current law, and we will continue to fight until we are successful. While former Speaker Pelosi bragged that she needed to pass the bill before people could find out what's in it, many of us knew last year that Obamacare would destroy many of the things that make American medical care the best in the world. On the one-year anniversary of the passage of this law, President Obama needs to acknowledge the fatal flaws in his bill and come back to the table and work with us to implement real solutions to the problems facing health care in America."

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