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President's Health Care Law Turns Two

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Location: Washington, DC

Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp issued the following statement on the two-year anniversary of ObamaCare becoming law:

"Two years ago, President Obama began a terrible experiment in government-run health care. Even though we are still two years away from the full implementation of the law, the devastating harm is already coming to light. There is no shortage of new 'unintended consequences,' usually with taxpayers and patients paying the price -- literally or figuratively. The universal rule of medicine is 'Do No Harm,' yet the only thing ObamaCare seems to do is damage."

"Since its passage we have learned that ObamaCare means:

"Politically-connected labor unions and business can be exempt from some of the onerous mandates of ObamaCare. Just ask Secretary Sebelius for a waiver.
"Patient privacy could be at stake if the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) moves forward with a proposed database comprised of confidential health information and controlled by Washington.
"Medicare patients' health care will be placed in the hands of 15 unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats, and Medicare will sustain a $500 billion cut in order to pay for ObamaCare.
"Religious liberty takes a backseat to a narrow partisan political agenda. All employers will be forced to pay for and cover contraception and abortion drugs, even if their moral views object.
"Contrary to what President Obama and Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised, every enrollee in state health exchanges will now have to pay for abortions - a provision strongly opposed by an overwhelming majority of all Americans.
"Americans were assured we could keep our health insurance if we like it, but the Congressional Budget Office now estimates as many as 20 million Americans could lose their employer-based coverage because of ObamaCare.
"While of course we look forward to the Supreme Court's review of ObamaCare, the fate of the law does not rest with the Supreme Court. Constitutional or not, ObamaCare is still flawed and should be repealed immediately."

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