U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement today, which marks two years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted:
"Two years later, it's clear that massive government interference in the health care marketplace has failed. Costs continue to rise, billions in new health care taxes are killing jobs, Medicare has been raided to establish a new entitlement program, and consumer choice has been eroded. Citizens in the 'Live Free or Die' state are especially concerned about the law's unconstitutional individual mandate - an unprecedented federal power grab requiring Americans to purchase a particular product. The more we learn about the new law, the clearer it becomes that we need to repeal it and start over - focusing instead on common sense marketplace reforms that bring down the cost of care and expand consumer choice."