Senate Repeal Vote Comes Amid Bad News for Obamacare
(Washington, D.C.) – More than five years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Americans continue to face high health insurance premiums, and deductibles that in some cases are so high that the insurance is “all but useless.” Additionally, more than half of the non-profit insurance cooperatives established under the law have failed, costing taxpayers approximately $1.2 billion, and leaving hundreds of thousands without insurance. This all comes as the White House lowered expectations recently by cutting the enrollment target for next year in half. With the effectiveness of the program in question, and with millions of Americans facing growing fines for failure to purchase insurance under the law, the Senate is considering a vote to repeal the major elements of the law.
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“There are clear problems with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that the Obama administration has neglected to amend, or even acknowledge. More than half of the non-profit cooperatives established under the law have failed, and more than 20 percent of this year’s enrollees have already dropped out leaving 9.9 million to bear the cost of this law. To top it off, premiums are rising to the point of unaffordability.
If the president is truly committed to helping Americans gain access to affordable health insurance, he cannot look the other way. The president needs to start working with lawmakers to fix this flawed system while giving control back to the states. A true leader needs to know when to step back and fix the problems.”