The annual cost of subsidizing these ballooning numbers of insurance policies — about $900 billion — is nine times what the White House has claimed. In short, taxpayers will get stuck with a bill of nearly a trillion dollars every year.
I will continue to fight to repeal and replace this law with patient-centered care that lowers costs for all Americans.
Until we are able to repeal and replace the health care law, I will move forward with the Waive Act. This bill offers all Americans the freedom to choose. It gives them the right to seek and be granted a waiver out of the president’s health care law.
It is time to transfer power from Washington back to the American people. This will ensure they get the care they need from the doctor they want at a price they can afford.
Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.) is an orthopedic surgeon and vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.