Alexander on Administration Report that Health Care Law Will Cost Government and Americans More, Not Less

“The Obama Administration’s own report now confirms what Republicans feared all along – that the new health care law will add to the federal debt and lead to higher health insurance costs for Americans.” – Lamar Alexander

Posted on April 23, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today issued the following statement on a report released yesterday by economic experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the true cost of the new health care law: 

“The Obama Administration’s own report now confirms what Republicans feared all along – that the new health care law will add to the federal debt and lead to higher health insurance costs for Americans. Republicans respectfully warned the president at the White House health care summit that his plan would increase individuals’ health premiums, and now it turns out Medicare’s chief actuary says those fears were justified. Most Americans realize this law is an historic mistake because it expands a system everyone knows we can’t afford instead of lowering costs so more Americans can afford to buy quality health insurance. The Administration and the Democratic majority should heed this warning about what happens when Congress passes partisan legislation written behind closed doors.”

 

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