Last week, the architect of President Obama’s signature health care law, Max Baucus,“stunned administration officials,” saying openly that he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck.” “I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama’s health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense.
Days later Congressman Bruce Braley, who once said he was convinced ObamaCare would be good for Iowa, also started backpedaling on his position and admitted that “unfortunately we don’t know…right now” how ACA will impact Iowans.
Then yesterday, On Meet the Press’ “Press Pass,” Former Obama advisor Zeke Emanuel (Rahm’s brother) said that Obamacare’s uncertainty is driving up premium costs. “No one, not the hospitals, insurers, or the federal government, know how many people are going to come in. Are they going to be a broad representation of the uninsured or will only the sick come in? That is a big fear of the insurance companies. That why you’re seeing an increase in the rates. They’re worried, we’ll only get the sick, we’re going to pay a lot of money, so we’re increasing the rates because of uncertainty.”
Braley promised ObamaCare would “decrease health insurance costs.” However, since President Obama took office, average Americans have seen the cost of health care increase by $3,000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
ObamaCare – or the Unaffordable Care Act – is not just a “train wreck” for families trying to understand and cope with the new law. It’s a disaster for Democrat Bruce Braley who is responsible for it.
Provided by the National Republican Senatorial Committee