Obamacare's Broken Promises

Floor Speech

Date: Sept. 25, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Mr. HOLDING. Mr. Speaker, in just 6 days, ObamaCare's insurance exchanges are scheduled to open. But what consumers will find in terms of health plans and cost will be a far cry from what they were promised by this administration.

The American people are tired of ObamaCare's broken promises. President Obama said that, ``if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.'' But that just isn't the case. The authors touted this law as a ``job creator,'' but, instead, it has caused employees to lose hours and made small businesses drop coverage for employees and question whether they can continue to hire.

Mr. Speaker, with the mentality of ``we have to pass it to find out what's in it,'' this administration forced a 2,000-page bill into law. This doesn't even account for the already tens of thousands of pages of regulations folks are going to have to navigate through.

It's clear, from reports detailing increased costs and taxes to the polls showing that the majority of Americans do not want this, that ObamaCare must be repealed, reformed, or delayed.