After the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday, the fate of Obamacare is now in the hands of the American people, to be determined this November.
Repealing this misguided legislation could not be more important. The government takeover ushered in by Obamacare is poised to dramatically change health care in this country, and not for the better. This should concern all Americans who strive for a freer nation and a stronger economy.
For those wondering why we are seeing an anemic economy and slow job growth, part of the answer is right in front of us. At a time when 23 million people lack full-time employment, Obamacare burdens small businesses with a dark cloud that kills jobs. At a time when our national debt has surpassed $15 trillion, Obamacare increases the deficit.
This administration promised us lower health care costs, but under President Barack Obama, the average cost of family health care premiums has actually increased from $13,375 to $15,073. To make matters worse, the president promised us that you could “keep your health care plan.” But the unfortunate reality is that even the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that Obamacare could cause nearly 20 million Americans to lose their employer-provided health care plan. That may be change, but it’s not the change our country needs.
Repealing and replacing this flawed law is now necessary. And we can begin that process by electing Governor Mitt Romney this fall.
Lenny Curry is chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.