Sen. John Barrasso gives the Weekly Republican Party Remarks
Hi. I’m Dr. John Barrasso, United States Senator for Wyoming.
As a doctor who took care of patients for 25 years, I saw the problems with America’s health care system every day. (Scroll down for video of these full remarks.)
There’s no question we needed real reform — reform so that people could get the care they needed, at lower cost.
Americans now know that’s not what President Obama’s health care law delivered.
What we got is higher taxes and bigger government, without the lower costs or quality care.
The so-called Affordable Care Act is hurting middle class families — their wages, their jobs and their health care.
On October first — less than a month from today — America will hit the deadline on one of the most critical and controversial parts of the Obama health care law.That’s when the government insurance exchanges go into effect.
Whether the exchanges are ready or not, millions of families will have to start arranging to buy their Washington-mandated health insurance.
Many families are going to have real sticker shock when they see their new insurance rates — even families who get government subsidies.
President Obama promised that his health care plan would reduce annual insurance premiums by $2,500 a family by the end of his first term.
That has not happened.