After the Supreme Court ruling last summer and considering the re-election of Barack Obama in November, many conservatives seemed to resign themselves to the fact that ObamaCare was here to stay – that it is the law of the land and the fight is over. But some conservatives in Washington haven't given up. Thanks to Paul Ryan's budget proposal, the repeal of ObamaCare has become a heated talking point yet again. We don't have to sit around and watch as this hideous law contributes to the decline of this country.
It's time to revisit ObamaCare and here's why: The promises made by Obama and the Democrats when selling ObamaCare haven't come to fruition.
- ObamaCare was sold to the American public as costing $900 billion over ten years. That cost has now sky-rockted to $2.6 trillion over ten years, according to the Senate Budget Committee based on CBO estimates.
- ObamaCare will add $6.2 trillion to our deficits over the long-term, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
- President Obama promised that healthcare premium costs would decrease by $2,500. Instead they have increased by double digits, with the average premium increasing by $3,065. Also keep in mind that new IRS estimates show that the cheapest health insurance plan for families under ObamaCare by 2016 will cost $20,000 a year.
Take a look at this shocking photo taken by Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell. It is every page of ObamaCare regulations stacked on top of each other and the 20,000 pages reaches over seven feet tall. Each page of regulations has an impact on our economy, from compliance costs to changes in business models to comply with restrictive and punitive regulations under ObamaCare.
Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and other support the repeal of ObamaCare for good reason: The plan we were sold is not only failing to come through on the promises that were made, but it turns out will be harmful to our economy, to businesses, to our budget, to families and ultimately to the health of Americans.