Republicans accuse Obama of breaking promises regarding ObamaCare

March 1, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Republicans Saturday accused President Obama of breaking promises that ObamaCare would lower healthcare costs for most Americans.

Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., said during the weekly GOP media address, said a report released by the White House found 11 million people would face higher premiums because of the Affordable Care Act, The Hill reported.

"As a candidate for president, then-Senator Barack Obama promised to sign a healthcare law that would, and I quote, 'cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year,'" Wagner said. "But as it turns out, the so-called 'Affordable Care Act' is not so affordable for American families after all."

"A quietly-released report from President Obama's administration just last week revealed that 11 million workers will see their premiums go up because of ObamaCare."

"Not only is this another broken promise to 11 million people who will lose more of their hard-earned money," Wagner said. "It's another slap in the face to our already-hurting middle class."

"Mr. President, you owe our 11 million workers an explanation," she said. "Are you willing to look them in the eye and say that you stand by this law? Are you willing to confess that ObamaCare is causing premiums to skyrocket while the quality of our healthcare is going down? And are you willing to work with us to provide real healthcare solutions that will lift up the American people?"

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