Some might be willing to accept these results if the promises made to justify enactment of ObamaCare had been kept. But far too many people are losing their health care, even though they were told they could keep their coverage if they liked it. The average family premium has grown by more than $3,000 since 2008, even though significant savings were promised. Taxes are going up, though the President said no one making more than $250,000 would see their taxes increase.
Simply put, ObamaCare is not working. That’s why I’ve cosponsored a resolution that will fund important government programs while delaying ObamaCare for a year. This will ensure normal government operations and shield individuals from this failed experiment while efforts to put people in charge of their health care continue. The government should remain open, and we should protect the American people from ObamaCare. This resolution does both.
My hope is that this delay will give us the opportunity to make common sense health care reforms. Healthcare costs are out of control. But, the federal government should not be interfering with the most personal decisions in the lives of the American people. We need reforms that bring costs down and return health care decisions to patients, families and doctors, so that they, not government, can make choices rooted in compassion and common sense.
Luke Messer is the Congressman for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, a 19 county region of east-central and southeastern Indiana comprised of manufacturing and agricultural communities.