Corker Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of Health Care Law


Date: March 23, 2012
Location: Chattanooga, TN

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today made the following statement regarding the two-year anniversary of the president's health care law. On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the health care bill into law. Corker voted against the bill when it passed the Senate and has supported legislation to repeal it.

"I haven't met a thinking person on either side of the aisle who believes this law will work as passed. There's no question that it increases health care costs for individuals, states and businesses, and its expense is going to be very harmful to our country," Corker said.

TennCare estimates the health care law will increase TennCare enrollment by 242,291 at an additional cost to Tennessee of $1.125 billion from 2014-2019, or $225 million per year.