A special message from Speaker of the House John Boehner:
We've just marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the job-crushing health care reform bill into law. Now that the fog of controversy has cleared, we know that the contents of this law are even worse than anyone expected. With staggering costs to taxpayers, enormous burdens on small businesses, and forecasted job loss, Americans are more confident than ever that this is not the type of reform they want.
According to the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the estimated cost of this bill now stands at $9.5 trillion over the next decade which is a $2.3 trillion increase over the original White House estimates. One recent study suggests as many as 35 million Americans could lose their employer-based health insurance. And, according to the CBO, the health care law will result in the loss of more than 800,000 jobs over the next 10 years alone.
As one of the first acts of our new majority, I and my Republican colleagues in the House passed legislation to repeal this job-crushing health care law in its entirety. The Democratic-led Senate has refused to repeal the law, but we remain undeterred in our commitment to stopping it. In the coming weeks, you’ll see more votes and more hearings in the People’s House to take this law apart, step by step. We will continue to listen to the American people and do everything we can to ensure ObamaCare is never fully implemented.
The new House majority is keeping its pledge to America, cutting spending and leading the repeal of this job-crushing law so we can help end the uncertainty facing job creators and put us back on a more responsible financial footing.