Over the past few weeks, New Yorkers have learned just how disastrous ObamaCare will be for families, small business owners and young people.
Thankfully, the House is voting this week on the full repeal of ObamaCare, but now the people of the 18th District are worried that Sean Patrick Maloney might side with Nancy Pelosi and uphold this job-destroying law.
So what will Sean do? Will he look out for New York families and small businesses? Or will he look out for Nancy Pelosi’s ultra-liberal “legacy?”
NRCC Statement: “Sean Patrick Maloney has the opportunity this week to do what’s best for his constituents by voting to repeal Obamacare. New York families and small businesses know that this law is a train wreck but now they have to wait and see if Maloney will do what’s right or play politics and side with Nancy Pelosi.” – NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior
Just 35 Percent Of Americans Have A Favorable View Of ObamaCare—One Of The Lowest Numbers Since The Law Was Passed. “Overall, public opinion of the healthcare law remains divided and leans slightly negative. In the latest tracking poll, 40 percent said they have an unfavorable view of the law, compared with 35 percent who have a favorable view — roughly in line with past results.” (Sam Baker, “Poll: 40 Percent Don’t Know Obamacare Is Still Law,” The Hill, 4/30/13) Under Obamacare, Health Insurance Premiums For Families Are Now About $3,000 Higher, Instead Of $2,500 Lower As President Obama Promised. “Although President Obama repeatedly claimed that health-insurance premiums for a family would be $2,500 lower by the end of his first term, they are actually about $3,000 higher—a spread of about $5,500 per family.” (Merrill Matthews and Mark E. Litow, “ObamaCare’s Health-Insurance Sticker Shock,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/2013)
In A Recent Survey, 61% Of Business Owners Cited Concerns About The Cost Of Healthcare As A Reason For Not Hiring More People. Under Obamacare, Healthcare Premiums Have Continued To Rise. (Dennis Jacobe, “More U.S. Small Businesses Cutting Workers Than Hiring,” Gallup, 1/31/2013; Merrill Matthews and Mark E. Litow op-ed, “ObamaCare’s Health-Insurance Sticker Shock,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/2013)
Under Obamacare, Fewer Americans Now Have Employer-Provided Healthcare Coverage Than They Did In 2008. “The number of people getting healthcare through an employer is at its lowest point since President Obama took office, according to new Gallup data.” (Sam Baker, “Employer-Based Health Coverage Hits New Low,” The Hill, 2/22/2013)
Montana Senator Max Baucus Called Obamacare “A Huge Train Wreck.” “A Democratic senator who helped craft President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law gave the administration “a failing grade” on Wednesday for its efforts to educate the public and small employers about sweeping changes due to take effect in eight months. ‘I just see a huge train wreck,’ Senator Max Baucus of Montana told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, an oversight panel that he chairs.” (David Morgan, “Democratic Senator Says Government Has Failed On Healthcare Outreach,’” Reuters, 4/17/13)
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