Sen. Barrasso to Introduce Bill That Will Allow All Americans to Apply for Obamacare Waivers
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) will introduce legislation next week to allow every American to apply for their own Obamacare waiver. Barrasso says, “Each waiver demonstrates that the President’s health care law is a complete failure.”
The Hill reported:
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said he will introduce a bill next week to let every American apply for a waiver from the healthcare law.
“Each waiver demonstrates that the president’s health care law is a complete failure,” Barrasso said in a statement.
The waivers apply only to certain plans and one part of the healthcare law. Beginning in 2014, the new law bans annual caps on benefits. It requires those caps to gradually increase in the interim.
But some companies would be more likely to quit offering health benefits if forced to comply immediately with the new rules.
Here is Senator Barasso’s statement on Obamacare waivers:
Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) new round of waivers from the President’s health care law. HHS has now granted a total of 1,471 waivers to over 3.2 million people.
“As of today, over 3.2 million Americans have received a get out of Obamacare free pass from the Administration. If the law worked well, companies and unions would not demand a way out of its expensive mandates. Each waiver demonstrates that the President’s health care law is a complete failure. The law continues to crush jobs, increase premiums and encourage government controlled health care.
“It’s not fair that a particular group of Americans, including union employees, don’t have to abide by the law. Millions of other Americans across the country deserve the same freedom.
“Next week, I will introduce a bill that will allow all Americans to apply for a waiver from the President’s health care law. This law will deliver choice to Americans who want to get the care they need, from the doctor they want, at a price they can afford.”