Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (TN), one our GOP doctors, has not given up on speaking out about health care. As the House Republican Conference continues to publish daily health care factoids via ObamaCare Flatlines, Members like Dr. Roe are reminding Americans of the costs, hidden details and issues inside of ObamaCare. See an excerpt of his latest piece in The Daily Caller:
As more comprehensive analyses are conducted, new and troubling information is released about what this 2,000-page health bill really means for the American people. Just recently, actuaries at President Obama’s own Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an analysis revealing the bill will not reduce health care spending – instead it further increases national health spending, and it does so at a higher rate than previous estimates. This means the cost of the bill is going to be much higher than what Americans were promised time and again.
Despite all the claims by Majority Democrats who supported this bad bill, the nonpartisan CMS finds that the new bill will likely leave 23 million uninsured; slapping them with a penalty tax of up to $120 billion – $33 billion coming from individuals and $87 billion from employers. Many of these taxes will be collected from middle class taxpayers – further weakening President Obama’s claim that he would not tax any Americans making over $250,000.
In addition, studies show there will be major cost shifting , resulting in millions of Americans being forced from their current health plan. While 25 million out of 41 million people would get subsidies in the new government “Exchange,” others will be paying more than they do now as costs shift. Tens of millions of Americans who have employer-sponsored coverage could see their premiums increase because of this same shift in costs.