NRSC - Shaheen's Unaffordable Care Act

April 22, 2013

Shaheen's Unaffordable Care Act

Last week, the architect of President Obama's signature health care law "stunned administration officials," saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck."  "I just see a huge train wreck coming down," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama's health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense.

Not good.

Then yesterday, On Meet the Press' "Press Pass," Former Obama advisor Zeke Emanuel (Rahm's brother) said that Obamacare's uncertainty is driving up premium costs. "No one, not the hospitals, insurers, or the federal government, know how many people are going to come in. Are they going to be a broad representation of the uninsured or will only the sick come in? That is a big fear of the insurance companies. That why you're seeing an increase in the rates. They're worried, we'll only get the sick, we're going to pay a lot of money, so we're increasing the rates because of uncertainty."

Really not good.

Democrats responsible for the Affordable Care Act – including Jeanne Shaheen- promised that ObamaCare would make health care "more affordable." However, since President Obama took office, average Americans have seen the cost of health care increase by $3,000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

ObamaCare - or the Unaffordable Care Act - is not just a “train wreck” for families trying to understand and cope with the new law. It's a disaster for Democrat Jeanne Shaheen who is responsible for it.