Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today issued the following statement on the three-year anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare:
"Throughout the health care debate we repeatedly heard promises of reduced health care costs, increased accessibility, and job creation, but three years since Obamacare was signed into law, we know those promises have fallen short. Instead, under Obamacare hardworking taxpayers will see their taxes go up, employers are hesitant to increase their workforces, and an estimated 7 million people will lose their employer-sponsored health insurance.
"We all want to ensure that health care is affordable and available for all Americans, but raising taxes and imposing burdensome requirements, like Obamacare has done, creates uncertainty in the marketplace and makes it harder for businesses to grow and hire. I pledge to work towards repealing this flawed law and replacing it with common-sense reforms that offers Americans with access to the health care they need, without excessive regulations and taxes."