Sen. Alexander on ObamaCare

Sen. Alexander on ObamaCare

March 26th, 2011 in Opinion Free Press

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is one of many Americans who are very much concerned about the costly mistake Democrats in Congress made when they passed ObamaCare.

He pointed out to the president during a 2010 health care summit that ObamaCare would raise individual premiums. The president's response? "[T]hat's just not the case."

Only it is the case. And it's not budget-busting ObamaCare's only problem.

"Today, individual premiums are increasing, taxes are going up, and Medicare is getting cut," Alexander wrote in a recent statement.

Plus more than a thousand employers and organizations have had to get exemptions from the program's onerous mandates because they simply couldn't afford them. And that's before it fully takes effect!

Alexander pledged to continue seeking repeal of ObamaCare - even if that is difficult - and to seek more reasonable cost-cutting measures, such as letting people purchase insurance across state lines.

That is a better approach, he noted, than "expanding a system that already costs too much."