HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement today on the 2nd anniversary of the signing of Obamacare:
“Two years ago today, President Obama signed his massive government takeover of health care into law. Despite the president’s promises, Pennsylvania families will pay more for health care, and taxpayers will foot the bill for increased government spending. Unaccountable government bureaucrats will make decisions once left to patients and their doctors. Millions could lose the insurance they receive from their employers, even though President Obama promised that would never happen. Thanks to President Obama’s brand of socialized medicine, health care costs will continue to skyrocket, and Americans have less freedom to make their own health care decisions.
“The bottom line is that we cannot afford Obamacare. Its mandates and regulations are bad for small business and economically destructive. Pennsylvania needs market-based solutions to rising health care costs, not a budget-busting one-size-fits-all big government ‘we know best’ program.
“Because of these failures, Senator Bob Casey is trying to hide the fact that he voted for Obamacare instead of proudly campaigning on the Obama administration’s top legislative ‘achievement.’ Even President Obama himself is pretending that the anniversary is not happening today. So we’re going to make sure voters remember that during one of the most troubling economic times of our country’s history, Senator Bob Casey joined President Obama to pass a bill that is increasing the debt, killing jobs, and is making healthcare more expensive for families.
CASEY IN 2009: “I want to get health-care legislation passed. No one in the Senate has worked harder than I have to get this done, and we will get it done”
(Geraghty, Jim. Obamacare Backer Bob Casey Sees What He’s Done. National Review. 2/8/2012)
Obamacare’s Gross Costs Double to $1.76 Trillion, CBO Projects
“The gross costs of the national healthcare law rammed through Congress by President Barack Obama will reach an estimated $1.76 trillion over 10 years — nearly twice the amount originally projected.”
(Gould, Martin and Wagner, Richard. Obamacare’s Gross Costs Double to $1.76 Trillion, CBO Projects. Newsmax. 3/14/2012.)