WASHINGTON, D.C.-Senator John Thune today issued the following statement on the two-year anniversary of ObamaCare, President Barack Obama's disastrous signature health care law:
"Two years ago, the American people were told that we needed to pass ObamaCare to find out what was in the bill," said Thune. "Much to our dismay, Americans indeed know the failed promises that comprise the president's signature government health care law and the picture isn't pretty.
"Since the passage of Obamacare, health insurance costs have increased, jobs have been lost, and Americans will spend even more on health care, not less, as was promised by the president. Worse yet, Americans will be faced with $525 billion in taxes, fees, and penalties by 2019, with hundreds of billions more after 2019. In this weak economy, the last thing families need is to be paying more of their hard-earned money to the federal government.
"I will anxiously wait for the Supreme Court's decision in the coming months regarding the constitutionality of various parts of the president's health care law and will continue to work toward repealing and replacing ObamaCare with solutions that actually lower health care costs and expand access to more Americans, while preserving the same quality care we currently enjoy."