During the debate over Obamacare, Democrats and the president claimed that the law would lower health care costs, create hundreds of thousands of jobs, protect Medicare, and allow Americans to keep their health care plans. Two years later, it's clear that not one of those promises will be kept. Instead, the health care law will drive up families' premiums by more than $2000, force cash-strapped state governments to shoulder more than $100 billion in new Medicaid costs, take more than half a trillion dollars from Medicare, and encourage employers to drop health care coverage for up to 35 million Americans. And far from creating jobs, the health care law will actually result in 800000 fewer jobs over the next decade. It's time to repeal Obamacare and replace it with commonsense, step-by-step reforms that will actually lower costs.
U.S. Senator Rob Portman visited Ametek Solidstate Controls in Columbus, Ohio to address rising gas prices and discuss pro-growth energy solutions that will lessen America's dependence on oil imported from OPEC. Ametek Solidstate Controls, a worldwide leader in the production of uninterruptible power supplies, inverters and battery charger systems, is expected to secure work on the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Portman is an advocate of the project because it will increase access to oil from a dependable American ally, create thousands of jobs, and benefit Ohio's struggling manufacturing sector.

"In my own state of Kentucky, an estimated 387,000 more people will be forced into Medicaid — at a time when Kentucky's Medicaid program is already facing large deficits just trying to provide benefits to current Medicaid recipients.

"As a result of this law, more than 1 million Kentuckians, or 29 percent of the state's population, will soon be on Medicaid. Kentucky's governor — a Democrat — is on record saying he has no idea how Kentucky will meet its responsibilities if this law forces several hundred thousand more people into the state's Medicaid program. The math just doesn't add up.

"And this is just one example of how the law is unsustainable and hurts the most vulnerable the most. The bottom line is this: This health care law is a mess."