WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement on the eve of the one year anniversary of the passage of ObamaCare:
“One year ago, Democrats and the President lauded passage of ObamaCare claiming that it would improve our health care system. Today, this fundamentally flawed law has completely failed to live up to the promises Democrats made when they rammed it through Congress. People were promised that their premiums would decrease – they have not. People were promised that the law would lower costs – it did not. People were promised that the law would improve care – it has not. And people were promised that they could keep their existing coverage if they like it – they cannot. Furthermore, Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration have been forced to admit the law will eliminate nearly one million jobs from the economy, increase health care costs by over $300 billion, and reduce health choices for individuals and families.
“That is why the first action we took as the newly elected Republican Majority was to repeal ObamaCare and begin to restore certainty for families and businesses when it comes to delivering health care in this country. While Democrats have not displayed the same interest in listening to the American people, House Republicans will continue to take every action available to delay, dismantle, and defund this harmful law as part of our dual-track agenda to cut government spending and to grow the economy. At the same time, House Republicans are working within our committees on solutions to increase accessibility to health coverage through commonsense policies that will not put Washington between doctors and patients.”