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Two Years of the Health Care Law
Posted by Randy | March 23, 2012

As we mark the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s health care legislation being signed into law, we are reminded of the promises that were made about the law – that it would make health care affordable, that it would increase access to care, that it would create jobs, and that it would lower costs.

Rather than achieving this, we've seen over the past two years how the health care law threatens access to care, is hurting small businesses, inhibiting job creation, and is imposing burdensome new taxes.

The Congressional Budget Office stated that the law’s new benefit mandates could force premiums to rise in the individual market by $2,100 per family.  The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) threatens access to care for senior citizens. The Supreme Court is gearing up to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the health care law next week.

As I said then, American families should be able to decide for themselves what kind of health care coverage they need, without a bureaucrat in Washington coming between them and their doctors.

Now more than ever it is clear that we need to repeal the components of this law piece by piece.  Here is a history of my work on this issue:

On the two year anniversary of the health care law, share with us - do you think the health care law should be repealed?

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  • Thomas G commented on 3/23/2012
    Congress, please correct this column because you have just lied to the entire constituency. It's either that or you are writing columns about issues you are not up on. The IPAB has ZERO role in determining care sir...this is specific in the language of the law. Good heavens Mr. Forbes...please, please cease this repetitive practice of grossly misstating facts sir. This is unbelievable you would do this. I hope you issue a correction here sir before you humiliate the district when you are publically asked about this misleading statement.
  • Sue Hudson commented on 3/24/2012
    This law in unconstitutional and should be repealed NOW. It was shoved down our throats like castor oil, with the expected results.
  • Thomas G commented on 3/27/2012
    To Sue: Can you cite for me explicity under what argument you base the unconstitutional claim. I don't know how you can claim the provision was forced upon you if the legislation received well over a majority vote in the congress, so that claim seems highly bogus to me. As far as results, well yes its true, this law has already saved lives, provided insurance to millions of college students and it has laid the foundation for vital cost control measures while stopping insurance companies from discriminating and denying coverage. So what result are you advocating, death panels? We need to advance debate beyond right wing talk radio highly discredited talking points wouldn't you agree?
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