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Semanko: Can’t Afford ‘ObamaCare’

Chairman Norm Semanko Statement on Two Year Anniversary of President Obama signing his massive government takeover of health care into law: “Despite the president’s promises, ObamaCare has left Idaho undeniably worse off.  Health care costs will continue to skyrocket into the foreseeable future, and Americans have less freedom to make their own health care decisions. Under ObamaCare, Idaho families will pay more for health care, and taxpayers will foot the bill for increased government spending.  Unaccountable government bureaucrats will make decisions once left to patients and their doctors.  Millions could lose the insurance they receive from their employers, even though President Obama promised that would never happen. We cannot afford ObamaCare." More below.

Question: Do you support or oppose the federal health-care law pushed by President Obama?

Its mandates and regulations are bad for small business and economically destructive.  Idaho needs market-based solutions to rising health care costs, not a budget-busting one-size-fits-all Big Government law. 

Rather than denouncing these failures, Idaho Democrats are completely ignoring ObamaCare. Certainly, they do not want to campaign on President Obama’s top legislative achievement. President Obama himself is pretending the anniversary is not happening today. So we’re going to make sure voters remember that during a recession the Democrats decided to pass a bill that has increased the debt, hurt small businesses, and made health care more expensive for families.”

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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