Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., on Saturday said the costs of Obamacare on Americans have not just been felt in their bank accounts, but in people’s personal well-being.
“When I hear from patients and their families about Obamacare, they tell me the law is a broken promise. They couldn’t keep the plan they liked. Or the doctor they trusted. Their costs shot up, not down,” Fischer said in the weekly GOP address.
“Obamacare’s financial cost is well-known. But it has another, hidden cost. One you can’t count with dollars and cents. It’s an emotional toll. The worry that comes from a lack of control.”
The Washington Examiner reports,
Earlier this week, Congress put in place tools to repeal Obamacare. While that process is expected to start making headway this month, the plan to replace the healthcare program is up in the air.
Fischer said the priority will be to find a long-term and sustainable solution, one that gives patients flexibility and choices in their coverage.
“Obamacare failed because it took choices away from patients and families. It took choices away from all of us. Well, it’s time to get our choices, our control, back so we can promote our health and wellness,” Fischer said.
“We Americans believe in freedom. Of speech. Of religion. Why not in health care too? Freedom is powerful. It made thirteen tiny colonies the greatest nation on earth. It took a man to the moon. It cured polio.”
Americans can expect a stable transition period before the old plan is replaced by the new, she indicated. The replacement will also include protections for those with pre-existing conditions, similar to Obamacare in that respect.
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