March 23rd marks the two-year anniversary of the President's health care law. Dr. Coburn engages in colloquy with Senators Johanns and Portman, highlighting some of the troubling findings that have surfaced about the law since its enactment.
Sen. Moran participated in a colloquy with several of his colleagues on March 21, 2012 to share his concerns about the negative impact of the health care law, the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law two years ago by President Obama.
The president made a lot of promises back when he was pushing for his health care legislation. He promised Americans would be able to keep their health insurance if they liked it. He promised that he would extend coverage without adding to the deficit. And he promised the legislation would create jobs. It's now clear that not one of those promises will be fulfilled. In fact, the president's health care bill will force millions of Americans out of their existing plans, spend more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, and reduce employment by 800000 jobs over the next decade. The president's health care bill is not a solution to the problems in our health care system: it is a disaster.
The president likes to talk about the need to address soaring gas prices by embracing an "all of the above" energy plan, but in practice, the president's energy strategy is more like "none of the above." The president continues to say "no" to real energy solutions like the Keystone XL pipeline and its 20000 jobs, oil resources in Alaska and offshore, and a streamlined permitting process for energy development. Meanwhile, the president proposes "solutions" like keeping tires fully inflated and releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which lowered gas prices by just a few cents for a handful of days when the president tried it last summer. It's time for the president to stop talking about an "all of the above" energy plan and start embracing the kind of proposals that will actually increase domestic energy resources and secure our nation's energy future.
Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and his GOP colleagues discuss their opposition to the health care reform law on the second anniversary of it being signed into law. The law is filled with overly burdensome regulations and costly provisions, cuts Medicare, raises billions in new taxes and increases premiums for families by $2,100 a year. "There's no such thing as free health care. Someone has to pay," said Sen. Roberts.