WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Barrasso said President Barack Obama had grand intentions when he set out to reform health care, but has only made things worse.
He said families will be suffering what he called “sticker shock” when they see what they'll have to pay for health insurance under government insurance exchanges that go into effect in less than a month as part of Obamacare.
He made the statement during this week's Republican address, which he was asked to deliver.
As part of the address published by his office, Barrasso said the health care law has proven to be unpopular, unworkable and unaffordable. As a result, people are angry, disappointed and confused.
He said the plan fails to solve the number one concern for Americans when it comes to health care – the cost.
Barrasso, who was a practicing physician for 25 years before joining Congress, said the American people have a choice, to embrace Obamacare for four more years, or repeal the law and move quickly to help people get the care they need from a doctor they choose, at a lower cost.
That's what the Republicans are fighting for, he said, and it's time for the Democrats to join them in the crusade.