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Obamacare Deserves an 'F' Grade

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mrs. HARTZLER. Mr. Speaker, last week marked the 2-year anniversary of the President's health care law's going into effect, and as a former teacher, I think it's important that we look at and see how it makes the grade. I believe that if you compare it to the matrix of its failed promises that it deserves an ``F.''

They said that it would create jobs. It didn't. In fact, CBO says 800,000 people will lose their jobs because of it.

They said it would lower costs. It hasn't. Premiums have increased by over $2,000 per individual.

They said that Americans would be able to keep their own plan and their own doctor. The administration's own estimates say that over 20 million Americans could lose employer-sponsored health care as a result of it.

Is it constitutional? I believe it's not. It's time to have grade A health insurance here in America, one that increases accessibility and affordability. That's what House Republicans are advancing, and that's what Americans deserve.

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