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Scalise: October Enrollment Numbers "Highlight the Failures and all that is Wrong With Government-Controlled Health Care"


Location: Washington, DC

Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that only 106,185 people had applied for Obamacare during the month of October.

"After more than three years to prepare and billions of taxpayer dollars wasted, these embarrassingly-low enrollment numbers highlight the failures and all that is wrong with government-controlled health care," Scalise said. "Nearly five million Americans have already lost the good health plans they had and liked because of President Obama's health care law, which is 45 times more Americans than were able to sign up for new health plans during the entire month of October. That's not a glitch, it's a national embarrassment.

"American families deserve better than President Obama's broken promises and hollow apologies. It's time for action. It's time for President Obama to admit his broken health care law has failed, and join with House Republicans to stop this train wreck before it's too late."

Earlier today, the RSC's alternative health care bill gained its 102nd cosponsor.

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