Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today noted that Americans are ready to move past Obamacare’s broken promises to better health care as the U.S. Senate opened debate on repealing the president’s health care law as part of the budget reconciliation process.
“Obamacare still remains unworkable, unaffordable, and more unpopular than ever. For millions of Americans, the law today represents nothing more than broken promises, higher costs and fewer choices,” said Chairman Enzi. “Most Americans still oppose this unprecedented expansion of government intrusion into health care decisions for hardworking families and small businesses.”
Enzi noted that the president’s health spending law is saddling American households with more than $1 trillion in new taxes over the next 10 years. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Obamacare will cost taxpayers more than $116 billion a year. In fact, on average, every American household can expect more than $20,000 in new taxes over the next 10 years.
“For every American, Obamacare has meant more government, more bureaucracy, and more rules and regulations, along with soaring health care costs and less access to care,” Chairman Enzi said. “Today, we take a crucial step forward in beginning to lift the burdens and higher costs this law has placed on all Americans. By the time we are done, the legislation the Senate passes will eliminate more than $1 trillion in tax increases placed on the American people, while saving more than $500 billion in spending. Most importantly, this bill begins to build a bridge from the president’s broken promises to a better health care system for hardworking families across the country.”