U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks today on the House floor regarding a report released last week from the president’s own administration, which says that ObamaCare actually raises health care costs. Text is below the video.
After months of debate and assurances that their government takeover of health care would actually result in lowering the cost of health care for Americans, the truth landed with a thud last Thursday.
A new report from the Obama Administration's own Medicare agency confirms what we have known all along. The president and Congressional Democrats passed a health care law without any idea how to pay for it.
They promised to lower the cost of health care but instead ObamaCare will send those costs soaring by $311 billion. Again, this is from their own analysts within the administration. The same report says in the same way the Democrats set out to pay for the bill are ‘unsustainable’ and some of the methods they use to control costs are ‘negligible.’
The reality is we need to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with the kind of health care reform that will lower the cost of health care without growing the size of government. And House Republicans are determined to be on the side of the American people until we do just that.